Charles Bronson is one of the most infamous names in the UK, and even without the criminal hitting the headlines for sending a card to Alton Towers crash victim Leah Washington, most people know who he is.
Now Bronson has made news again after it emerged that his artistic talent has managed to raise a quarter of a million pounds for charities since he has been incarcerated.
The avid artist likes to be knows as Charles Salvador, after the surrealist painter Salvador Dali, and has been using that name since 2014, and according to reports, he sent Washington the card – with a hand painted dragon on the front – in the hope that she can sell it and raise money for her rehabilitation.
This is something Bronson has been doing for two decades, with his paintings sold to raise cash for those who need it most.
According to Lorraine Etherington, a key member of The Charles Salvador Art Foundation:
Over the years, Charlie has donated hundreds of pieces of art, which has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes and needy individuals.Advertisement
He has managed to do this despite being locked in his cell for 23 hours a day in the Exceptional Risk Unit of Wakefield Prison, but has had 20 years to perfect his technique and churn out the paintings.