Date: February 2023 Size: 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm Medium: Embroidery Thread
By stripping the human face into components of shapes, the artist has created a different way of viewing the highlights and shadows that curve around the features. The striking eyes stare back at the viewer, challenging their perception. This ‘mini me’ version of Chloe further simplifies these shapes to bring them into a new medium.
Date: February 2023 Size: 1m x 1m Medium: Acrylic paint
By stripping the human face into components of shapes, the artist has created a different way of viewing the highlights and shadows that curve around the features. The striking eyes stare back at the viewer, challenging their perception.
This piece was created as part of the Salisbury Art Open Call of Inspiration. The portrait is of Charlotte’s mum, who Charlotte drew much inspiration from during this period of her life and art. The portrait was drawn from an original photograph taken by Charlotte.
Date: December 2022 Size: 67 x 42 inches Medium: Paint pen
Studio Christmas Window
This Christmas window was inspired by hanging baubles ad the decorations traditionally surrounding Christmas. The baubles were filled with patterns to make a bigger impact on the window, as well as to make it more visually striking from the outside. With this being a first floor window, it was easier to complete this drawing on the inside of the window.
Date: December 2022 Size: 5 x 3 m Medium: Paint pen
Ask Italian Christmas Window, Oxford
Ask Italian created an open call for window artists to create their Christmas displays. Using previous Christmas line drawings from the Lined Collection, and Ask Italian Christmas motifs, the three and a half pane drawing was created. The drawing encompassed the whole of the front window on the busy George Street, Oxford. A design was also added to the fire escape and front door.
Date: July 2022 Size: 4 x 6 inches Medium: Coloured pencil and paint pen
This piece is an original self portrait combining six coloured pencils and a paint pen outline. An increased amount of time was spent on planning this piece due to the few colours that were being used, and the avoidance of putting the same colour blocks next to each other. The use of two darker colours allows for the suggestion for shadow and hair. The outline helps to define the shapes and contours of the portrait, as well as separating the colours further.
As part of the local Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II, a timetable for the days events was created. This was a volunteered commission piece that allowed freedom of design and style. The large sign was visible to all those who attended the local event, and contained important information and details.
Date: May 2022 Size: 8 x 10 inches Medium: Coloured Pencil
Fire of my Eye
The heat of lava rolls of this piece that stares at you from across the room. This was the first piece of this style using coloured pencil, and it was found that there was more control by using these than initially thought. The more blocked style of the iris is quieter compared to painted pieces, however this still hits you with emotion. The pencil also allowed for better detail in a smaller piece.
Date: April 2022 Size: 8 x 10 inches Medium: Acrylic paint
This was inspired by the piece 50 Shades of Blue, focusing on one particular element – the eye. The intimate size of the canvas allowed extra detail to be painted around the layering of the paint, and the mixed colours within each patch. With no recognition for whom the eye belongs to, it sits in a sea of blues and greys.
Date: December 2021 Size: Material: Wood and wood paint
The Rabbitts Hole
The Rabbitts Hole was a commission based on a pub sign for a local household who wanted a special addition to a planned extension. Several designs were drawn up and this one was selected by the commissioner to be painted. The design was then laser cut onto the wood so that there would always be definition of the design, and then painted over in white and then black wood paint.
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