About

Artist Statement

Through her paintings, Charlotte explores and reveals new methods of sensation and perception of the human body. Through a relationship with colour and bold strokes, the aim is to transform flowing lines and delicate curves, into powerful blocks and piercing eyes. The use of simple colour palettes and abstract notions of painting draws you in to the relationship between the art and the artist. The exploration of shape and line through pen drawings and realistic portraits offers a stark contrast against the abstract features of the human body. These drawings offer Charlotte a perspective and understanding of the power of drawing the human body, and a subject that will always offer something new and interesting to study from.

Charlotte lives in the outskirts of Wiltshire with her husband. She graduated from the University of Reading with a Honours degree in Art and Psychology – and has since displayed artwork from London to Canada.

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CV

Awards

2024

Highly Commended at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer Show, with Lines.

Education

2020

BA Art and Psychology
University of Reading

Exhibitions

2024

Swindon Open Studios, Carriage Works, Swindon (September)
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (June-July)
Secret Submissions, Swindon Arts Fringe, Swindon (June)
Pure Abstract, Swindon Arts Fringe, Swindon (June)
Footprint Open Exhibition, Footprint Gallery, Jackfield (June)
Annual Open Exhibition, The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough

2023

Reawakening Group Exhibition, Trinity Collective, Swindon
Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Bath
Calne Arts and Music Festival Annual Exhibition, Marden House, Calne
Swindon Open Studios, The Barn, Stanton Park, Swindon
Swindon Paint Fest, Wood Street, Swindon
Solo Show, Mams Gallery, Swindon
Annual Open Exhibition, The White Horse Bookshop, Marlborough

2020

Asbestos Streams – University of Reading Degree Show Group Exhibition, Online
Road Works Ahead [I Sure Hope It Does] – Interim University of Reading Degree Show Exhibition, Reading, UK

2019

Bloomin’ – Growing into Art – Selected Group Exhibition at Stour Space, London, UK
Same Faces Different Places – Selected Group Exhibition at University of Reading Art Dept.
Sans Camera – Selected Group Exhibition at Paradigm(e) Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

2018

Wooden Jungle – Selected Group Exhibition at Hamelin, Ottawa, Canada
Don’t Feed The Stereotype – Selected Group Exhibition at Agora, Ottawa, Canada
Sans Camera – Selected Group Exhibition at Galerie 5.6, Ottawa, Canada
Plastered Heads – Selected Group Exhibition at Hamelin, Ottawa, Canada

2017

Don’t Look At Me – Selected Group Pop Up Exhibition at University of Reading, UK
Midnight Colours – Selected Group Exhibition at Speakeasy Cocktail Bar, Reading, UK

2016

Selected Group Window Exhibition at Hughenden Yard, Marlborough, UK

Publications & Features

2024

Collaboration with Vibish Brewing

2023

Polemical Zine Issue 19: Blue
Swindon Paint Fest – Exhibition mention on the BBC website (1), and BBC website (2).
Swindon Paint Fest – Swindon Advertiser
Creating a Collection of Faces by Charlotte Abraham – Swindon Artists Forum Guest Post

2019

ArtLab – ArtLab Summer School Day 1 – New Christ Church Primary School Year 6
I Am, We Are, Different By Design – University of Reading School of Arts and Communication Design Zine, Summer 2019
ArtLab – Tate Exchange 2019
The Eye That Looks – University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology 2019
uOttawa Gazette – Challenging stereotypes, one label at a time

2018

ArtLab – Reading Scholars Final Event 2018
ArtLab – Tate Exchange with Reading Scholars

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