There have been two major retrospectives of the artist’s career. In 1998 the Tennessee State Museum presented Landscape Vision: Works of Charles Brindley 1980-1997 and in 2007 the Evansville Museum organized an exhibit of his work spanning a twenty year period. Far Hills, Images of the Tennessee Residence, an exhibit of commissioned drawings and paintings of the historic mansion of Tennessee’s Governors completed a schedule of eight venues throughout the state in 2006.
Charles Brindley’s drawings and paintings depict a variety of symbol-laden subjects, including giant deciduous trees, panoramic landscapes, prehistoric ruins, rock formations, architecture and still lifes. His images are highly representational but contain multi-layered abstract elements.