Charles Adams

Our Welcome To Sanford Artist of the Week is Charles Adams, a beloved Sanford native who has enjoyed art for his entire life.

A Hurricane Katrina survivor, Charles found a great deal of peace and comfort in his art, in the aftermath of the storm.  A voracious artist, Charles has been to known to work on 4 or 5 pieces at a time.  He comments that this passionate approach to artistic multi-tasking “allows me to keep my thoughts at a continuous flow.” His subjects take on a wide range, including animals, humans and amazing backdrops.

Charles has a powerful and prolific style and uses a massive array of mediums in his work, including acrylic paint, ballpoint pen, crayon, graphite, oil pastels on burlap and sometimes wallpaper. His enthusiasm for artwork sometimes even leads him to more unique destinations. At times, Charles’ painting has even extended to shoes, shirts, blue jeans, coats and other types of clothing and fashion.

Regrettably, as of this writing, Charles’ health has taken an ominous turn. He is suffering from inoperable cancer and is in hospice care. But his passion for art, as well as his sensitivity and insights has created a wide network of friends and supporters.  The Lee County Arts Council has made arrangements to sell some of Charles’ pieces of art as a means of providing him with some measure of comfort and monetary support.  If you would like to purchase one of Charles’ works or assist in other ways, you can contact the Arts Council at 919-777-6139, or by email at