I am Charles Parry and live in North Yorkshire.
As a schoolboy, I had a bad accident and spent 3 years in hospital. I fell into a disused mill on the Liverpool waterfront. Smashed up a bit. The worst was my right leg that had become detached from my pelvis. Plenty of time to doodle.
Returning to ‘normal life’ I trained at the Liverpool School of Art. A painting of the Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals was entered into the Welsh Eisteddfod and achieved first prize in my age group.
I was approached by a director who saw the painting and promised I could join his advertising agency as a trainee artist when I left school.
. I then moved around some famous advertising agencies building a reputation.
Eventually I went to London where all the big agencies were. I trawled for a job and eventually joined the world-renowned advertising and marketing agency, Saatchi & Saatchi.
Time moved on and I retired. We had moved many times in my career but eventually settled in beautiful North Yorkshire.
I hope you enjoy.