Charles Heppner is an artist currently living in Austin. He was born in Chicago into a large Catholic family where individualism was allowed unfettered. He attended Saint Ignatius College Prep then went on to earn a degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Though always an artist, he has raced bicycles in France, had a career in finance, and is a devoted parent of three. Charles' practice includes painting, photography and mixed media. His aesthetic has strong connections to nature and spirituality.