Charles Moffat, Canadian Artist
About the Artist

About the Artist: Charles Alexander Moffat

Charles Alexander Moffat (born March 1979 in Wingham, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian artist, writer, art historian, archery instructor, blogger and website designer. He is known for both his fantasy books and his paintings.

Early Life

Charles Alexander Moffat was raised by farming parents along with two sisters. During his early years Moffat aspired to be an archeologist, a writer, and even thought about going into the RCMP. His first art show was in February 1997 when he was 17 years old. During his teenage years his love of painting became an obsession that he determined at an early age that he wanted to study painting at the university level.


From 1999 to 2003 Moffat studied painting, photography, lithography, drawing, sculpture, and art history at York University, eventually earning a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He later returned to study a second degree in Korean, Japanese and Mandarin.

Hobbies and Interests

Moffat enjoys a variety of outdoor hobbies, including archery, camping, fishing, hunting lore, survivalism, traveling, wood carving and woodworking.

An avid learner of languages, Moffat has studied American Sign Language, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Scottish Gaelic, and Spanish. As of 2023 he has begun studying Ukrainian and Russian.

Charles Moffat enjoys board games, card games, video games such as Skyrim / Kingdom Come Deliverance, and roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons and Heroes Unlimited.

Having studied painting and other art mediums in university, Moffat continues to produce paintings, photography, illustrations and sculptures in his spare time, sometimes producing paintings on commission for clients and also creating book covers and illustrations for his novels.

Day Job

Charles Moffat is a personal trainer/sports trainer. He teaches archery, boxing, ice skating and swimming. He also publishes articles on these subjects in magazines and blogs.

Family Life

Moffat lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons. They all enjoy archery and other outdoor activities together.

Paintings and Other Mediums

Charles Moffat prefers to work with acrylic paint on canvas, but also works in a variety of other mediums including:

  • Cartography
  • Digital Art
  • Illustration
  • Lithography
  • Photography
  • Sculpture (Stone, Steel and Wood)
  • Video Art

    Last Updated: February 2nd 2023.
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