“I am fascinated by the qualities of paint, the unending possibilities of colour and colour relationships, and the potential this has to create connections and reactions.”
Charlotte finds her inspiration from places she has travelled to, using photographs of past trips as initial starting points for her compositions. Her works end up a mixture of elements from the visual world, with her own emotional responses and experience.
Charlotte explores both paint and print mediums working primarily with acrylic, screen print and lithograph. She prefers quick drying acrylic as it allows her to build up multiple layers in parts of her work, contrasting with directly applied, thicker marks.
Charlotte Cornish spent six years at art college, graduating in 1990 from the University of Brighton with a degree in Fine Art, where she then went on to study at the Slade School of Art and Central St. Martin’s. She has been commissioned by a number of private and public institutions, producing work for John Lewis, Aviva Investors, Lloyd’s T.S.B and Aldi Stores. Her work is regularly exhibited at major art fairs and galleries across the UK.