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Hello.

"I used to think that painting to bring more beauty into the world was a superficial motive, but I've grown to disagree with my own naivety. The world needs beauty. People need beauty.

 

Beauty is essential to life, joy, healing, love and adventure. 

 

When painting I explore complex emotions and experiences through life's beauties - botanicals, landscapes and the female form. Through my art I want to take people on an adventure, back to a time when, or into a place where ...

and through this reflection, I truly hope to provide the space to feel peace, wonder and marvel again.
That is ... to experience the beauty in life."

Artist Statement.

 

Charlotte Marie is a multidisciplinary artist working across drawing, painting and textiles.

Much of Charlotte’s work explores the tangibility of those universal feelings and emotions that are difficult to isolate,
but which make up what it is to be woman.

Charlotte will fluidly move been raw, tactile acrylics, and elastic, luminous oil paints - with the occasional guest appearance of inks and gouache. Primarily a painter, her method involves immersion into an emotion or thought through a rapid sketch before exploring what has emerged from this state. Here, research into associated symbolism and curiosities is done before a rough idea of the composition is formed on canvas. Charlotte mostly paints alla prima, starting with a thin layer of block color before building up to detail. She always finishes with delicate strokes based on a consideration of what creates a more feminine tone. In navigating that constant journey between real life and the world of our minds, she also finds contrast and line work helpful to tither on that subtle line between realism and expressionism.

 

When creating art for textiles, Charlotte works in a more abstract style with acrylics or oils. Moved by colour, she will intuitively apply layer on layer to canvas until a loose interpretation of nature is found. Intrigued by fabric texture, Charlotte seeks to offer a sensual experience of intimacy with something beautiful and moving. 
 

Although a regular student of art since those first portraiture works of Disney characters as a child, Charlotte is predominantly self-taught in painting. Following more than 12 years directing projects for some of Australia's leading creative agencies, art became a part of her career in 2018. Since then, Charlotte has become a published illustrator, held solo exhibitions at galleries throughout Colorado, developed a textile line, and her work can be found in private collections across Australia, America and Europe.

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