While a student in Leeds, Charles Weston was introduced to welded steel sculpture by Charles I’Anson RBSA and continued to work with steel after transferring to Newman College, Birmingham. Towards the end of a career teaching art and art history, he developed an interest in carving stone while attending sculptor Carole Kirsopp’s workshops in Derbyshire. Charles retrained as a stonemason and architectural stone conservator at City of Bath College.
Charles’ work develops from, and reflects his interest in architectural features including the green man, monuments and memorials including text, their cultural and historical context and in the concepts they convey.
In recent years Charles has returned to drawing and painting from life.