Charles Bednarik, a retired educator, reports feeling a life-long connection with some aspect of art, especially drawing and painting. That passion is currently being expressed through his watercolors. While he has widely varying interests, his strong passion is for railroad subjects. Self-taught, he now paints on a regular schedule with the intention to have each work tell a story the viewer can see and enjoy. A member of the Garden State Watercolor Society. his works have appeared in a number of exhibits, where they have won recognition from his peers.