Artist Information


Charles draws his imagery from the world of nature and life experience. The fusion of man and nature is a predominate theme in Strain's sculpture. The aesthetic lines of the human figure and the celebration of human emotion are vehicles he uses as subject matter in his composition. Happiness, sadness, a moment in time, a familiar experience, a celebration, is some of the experiences that can be found when viewing his sculpture.


Charles studied art at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO and also in Florence, Italy with Studio Art Centers International. However, his formal education was not the beginning of seeing with an artist eye.  Charles had the opportunity to travel widely with his family through his father’s work in the U.S. Navy.  From these travels he experienced diverse people and cultures.  These varied adventures as the youngest of four children have brought vision to his creative process.

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Outdoor Sculptures available at any scale, maquette to monumental