Charles WIllmott originally studied at Birmingham College of Art in the 60`s but succumbed to the world of commerce and advertising during the 70`s and 80`s.
Charles Willmott began his fascination with dance and movement during a trip to the Far East in the late 80's where he developed a deep interest in the Orient and its cultures.  Inspired by his trip, Charles returned to his first love of painting and held a unique solo show in 1991 featuring Japan's national sport, Sumo.

Charles was introduced, by chance, to Miyako Yoshida who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet at the time.  Working with Yoshida inspired Charles to focus more on the world of ballet and dance.  This lead him to work with such notable and diverse dancers as ballerina Darcey Bussell, flamenco dancer Joaquin Cortes, and classical Indian dancer Chitraleka Bolar.
Charles Willmott's new work is an exciting venture into the world of Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, stars of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

Based on their stage show of the same name, the 'Midnight Tango' series by Charles captures the drama and passion from the World Argentine Tango Show Champions as they re-enacted some of their stunning routines for the artist.  Several of these pieces are now on display in the gallery's 'Winter Show' which runs until February 2013.