Charles McCaughtry, born in Niles, Ohio, graduated from Capital University with majors in Art and History. He subsequently earned a M.A.Ed. degree from the Hartford Art School. Charley has furthered his studies at the Masterclass, Rangemark, Birch Harbor, Maine, and with notables such as Barse Miller, Ed Betts, and Chen Chi.
A pure landscape and the interactions of earth, water, sky, and light are the major themes of his work. Charley has had forty one-man exhibitions and has participated in over two hundred national, regional, and special exhibitions. His paintings have been honored with over thirty awards. His paintings can be found in many institutional, corporate, foundation and private collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe.