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The Last Paintings of 2013

The painting I’ve done over the past couple years has been among the most satisfying and fulfilling work I’ve done to date. Actually, using the word “work” seems inappropriate – while time intensive, the process itself is pure joy. In 2012, I cranked out 21 pieces and matched that total again 2013. Unfortunately, that prolific […]

The Life of Charles: Long Over-Due Updates – April 12, 2014

I’m way over due to post an update on “The Life of Charles.” Unless you’re a frequent visitor to “Being Jon Hamm,” you may not know that’s what I’ve been calling these periodic posts on the journey that is my life. In theory, I planned to do one every three months. Since the birth of […]

List of Lists

This post is a list of lists. Some of my favorite content that I’ve bookmarked over the years. Stuff that I think people will either learn something from or simply enjoy. We live in a world of skimmers. No one reads anymore. If it’s in this digital space it better be a list or it’s […]

Charles Art Gallery: Check It Out

Earlier this year, I finalized my painting website – www.charlesartgallery.com. It features all the work I’ve done since February 2012 – currently 34 pieces (with two recently finished paintings on the way). The only joy close to the actual process of painting is the feedback I get from people on how my work moves them. […]

Auditioning For NBC’s Chicago Fire

The start on 2013 has been full of a great deal of excitement. One of the headlining events was an audition “and” callback I had for NBC’s Chicago Fire. It truly was a thrilling experience – one that I’m grateful to have gone through. I’ll get to all the details of those few days in […]

Charles Secret Painting Website

I’m being somewhat sneaky here. It’s mid-April 2013. For the past couple months, my painting website has been up. Yup, you could find pictures of my work online – if you knew where to look. Some quick backstory… I grew up in the arts… I had work displayed in the Art Institute of Chicago at […]

Atta Boy Trevor!

One of my good friends recently had some good fortune. My buddy Trevor Pitzel, er, Trevor Anthony booked a role on the ABC hit show “Modern Family.” It was incredible news and instantly put a smile on my face once I heard. Trevor in many ways has been an inspiration to me. Similarly, he was […]

The Life of Charles: Five Months of Fun – November 20, 2012

It’s been a longtime since I’ve rock and rolled… And by rocked and rolled, I, of course, mean posted an update on my blog – at least on the personal slash acting front. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s what Led Zeppelin meant to say when Robery Plant and Co. penned those lyrics. (Robert Plant voice) […]

Creative Geniuses Everywhere!

My friend Natalie Carlascio posted this amazing video on the ole Facebooks a few months ago. After watching, I had to reshare and post it here. In this video, courtesy of Ted.com, Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses our modern view of creativity and examines history to discover what’s at the heart of being an […]

Dhoom 3: Booked!

Accomplishing goals is pretty sweet. I highly recommend it. Recently, I got to be part of a major film being shot here in Chicago. A major film that most people will probably never see or hear anything about – at least in the US. I’m talking about the Bollywood Blockbuster Dhoom 3 (pronounced Doom). More […]

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