Charly Palmer currently lives in Atlanta, GA and is an accomplished and succesful graphic designer and illustrator. He also ows his own design studio. However, he now dedicates and devotes himself to creating fine art and is developing a strong reputation in the art industry for complex compositions and a unique technique and style. Charly Palmer was born in Alabama but raised in the state of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He studied fine art and design in Chicago, Illinois at the School of Art Institute and at the American Academy of Art. Lately, he has begun painting under the name of "Carlos". Carlos is his alter ego and allows him the ability to be more spontaneous and gives him more creative freedom to create art that is more experimental in nature. The paintings created under this alter ego are typically more abstract and more primal. Over time, Charly Palmer has found a way to channel both personas and create landmark paintings. His powerful and popular "Civil Rights" series is an example of what happens when both styles are combined.