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Charlotte has been a practicing visual artist since 1994 and is a member of the Barbican Arts Group Trust. Prior to this Charlotte was the artist-in-residence for a London Community Association for 10 years where she worked on several public art projects liaising with both councils and the local community. In recent years she has moved more into the educational sphere, working in schools and galleries as an artist educator, specialising in teaching environmental awareness and the fragility of our planet through creative art projects whilst focusing on high quality artistic processes and outcomes.
Charlotte's personal work has always been based around the natural world, embodying the complexities and detail found throughout animal kingdom. She explores the diversity of my subjects through vibrant and impressive, animated images. She works energetically employing sweeping strokes of thick paint to produce exciting images, which have been described as 'bursting with vitality'. Although she turns her hand to many animals, it is the docility and warm nature of cows that her palette knife has favored over time: she focuses on capturing the individuality, charm and serenity of these gentle and earthy creatures. Charlotte says: "My paintings endeavour to portray the worthiness of these animals and depict their details with depth, sensitivity and humour. By producing life-like, animated images I am attempting to give these passive creatures a voice and a place in a society where they are all too often disregarded."
Often bold and whimsical, yet still retaining an air of sensitivity and charm, the art warms the heart and celebrates the diverse nature of our species. She endeavors to convey a feeling more than capture a scene. Instead of being just an illustration, a piece of art should be able to strike a chord among its audience.