Charlotte has been working professionally as a painter and printmaker for over 25 years, regularly exhibiting in a number of galleries and working with art consultants. She also undertakes commissions and her work is held in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
During Charlotte's degree at University of Brighton, UK, and postgraduate studies at The Slade School of Art and Central St Martins in London, she specialised in printmaking. Her early interest and involvement with printmaking has informed her practice as a painter. Charlotte builds her paintings using layers of paint, thinking of each layer, often poured, as a distinct element. Working with acrylic paint allows each of the layers to dry overnight. This gives her the opportunity to remove new painted layers or elements, without affecting the earlier work.
Charlotte has always made limited edition original prints, and more recently she has been making unique works on paper. These are made initially using a screen print monotype process, further developed with painted elements, creating images that combine the qualities of both of these mediums.
Inspiration for her work often comes from places she has visited and have significance to her. Taking photographs as a starting point, she then works on small studies. It is during this process that the images become abstracted. she is drawn to places full of intense atmosphere – colours, noises, smells, and she hopes to capture something of these experiences in the work. Charlotte has always loved exploring the possibilities of colour and colour relationships and the infinite potential to create dynamic connections and reactions.