Charlotte's inspiration for her work comes directly from how she interprets the natural world, particularly animals. She is an avid environmentalist and passionate about animal welfare.
Her miniature paintings are primarily of animals that are seen as ‘lower forms’ (foxes, chickens, small birds, hares) and by placing them inside vintage ornate frames she is elevating their status into something to be cherished.
The frames are invariably grand and gold and the pieces become revered as treasure. She feels that by reusing existing frames she is not contributing to the production of more ‘stuff’, but creatively reviving what already exists.
Her paintings of Indian street cows are unmistakably recognisable; these large canvases are embellished with layers of gold print giving them a sense of opulence and unique appeal. Some of her creations are also available as high quality giclee prints which are released as limited editions.
Her screenprints focus on feathered animals and are all one-offs or very small editions.
Away from the studio, Charlotte often works in public art projects involving schools, the local community and public spaces.