GALLERY 28

Linda Charles

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28-1
Sweet Harmony
$945.00

 

28-2
Jade Reflections
$945.00

 

28-3
Lilac Time
$945.00







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Linda Charles






HISTORY & BACKGROUND



I was born in 1969 in the South East of England. As long as I can remember I have always had a creative streak; drawing and designing from a very early age.

I attended Herriot Watt University in Scotland where I studied textiles and fashion. This led me to my interest in abstract work which I became more and more involved in. I began to design work incorporating heavy texture using materials such as gold and silver leaf. My use of colour at the time lent itself to the advent of the interior design boom of the early 2000ís and my work began to sell in large quantities worldwide.

I have always previously been keen to develop my work by fusing certain qualities of my abstract work into real life imagery.
I live in a beautiful part of Hertfordshire surrounded by nature and rolling countryside. I live with my partner Keith and our 11 year old son Charlie - not forgetting the fourth family member our Golden Retriever, Doug.

I use my surroundings for my inspiration. I take Doug for long walks to nearby Hatfield forest. This is a National Trust site which ws once the location of a hunting lodge used by Henry VIII. The forest covers a large unspoilt area featuring a large lake and quiet backwaters. Itís here that I am in my element using my sketch pad or taking photographs.

Once back in the studio I sketch out the scene of my work marking areas where I want to build texture for effect. The vibrancy created by the colours I use enables the piece to border delicately between abstract and real life imagery. I aim to create the calm and tranquil feelings I gain from my earlier experiences in the forest and around the lake.

I tend not to work any set hours but typically during the summer and late spring months I will start in the early hours sometimes at first light. I find I have a lot of energy at this time and my passion for creativity is at its highest. I paint in a large, bright conservatory at the back of the house usually with Doug as company. I like to have the doors wide open, chilled music playing; and being so close to nature I feel totally inspired.









Linda Charles





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