Charles Parkhill holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Art, from the University of South Florida, and an MFA in Visual Art, from the University of Utah. The past recipient of two Florida Individual Artist Fellowships (1993; 1998), Parkhill has won numerous awards and prizes at various outdoor and indoor shows, including, most recently, Best-of-Show in the 2014 Mainsail Art Festival. His work may be found in the permanent collections of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport, the City of St. Petersburg, the City of Orlando, Neiman Marcus (Tampa and Coral Gables), the Poynter Institute, the Polk Museum of Art, the University of South Florida (Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center), Stetson University (Duncan Gallery of Art, St. Petersburg College, the Leepa Rattner Museum, MMA Financial, and Sabal Trust, among others, as well as in numerous private collections. Recent solo shows include exhibitions at ARTicles Gallery in 2016 and 2018, Gallery 221 at Hillsborough Community College in 2012, and the Dunedin Fine Art Center in 2009. Charles keeps a studio in Tampa, where he lives with his wife and cats.