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Charlotte Cornish has been working as a painter and printmaker for over 25 years, regularly exhibiting in many galleries and working with art consultants. She undertakes commissions and her work is held in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
During her degree at the University of Brighton and post graduate studies at the Slade School of Fine 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. Her paintings take several months to make.
Charlotte says: "Inspiration for my work often comes from places I have visited and have significance to me. Taking photographs as a starting point, I then work on small painted studies. It is during this process that the images start to become abstracted. I am drawn to places full of intense atmosphere - colours, noises, smells, and I hope to capture something of these experiences in the work. I have always loved exploring the possibilities of colour and colour relationships and the infinite potential to create dynamic connections and reactions."