Charles Barbin is a visual artist and member of Amber Art + Design.

Charles painted his first barrel at age 16. The rest is history. From small surf shop to flagships, Charle’s work has painted big, bold, and bright colors across Philadelphia(and beyond) for over a decade.

Leading off his career working for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Charles made a name for himself. His talents and love for art and natural-born leadership skills helped him establish an electrifying body of work. Once a student at Tyler School of Art, Charle’s work has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Barnes Foundation among others. In 2014 The Painted Bride exhibited a retrospective of his personal work and paintings. And while the gala went off beautifully for Charles, it’s still not as cool as riding and painting that very first barrel.