Charlotte says of her work, "The changing light on architecture excites me. I cruise the streets in my car until something catches my eye – sun on St John’s wood stucco, ideally framed by bare branches and tangled creepers – and I settle down to paint, typically on Turner’s blue Ingres paper, my tiny Winsor and Newton watercolour box on my left thumb. I have Radio 3 or Radio 4 for company; cricket in the summer, rugby in the winter. If I have a commission requiring a specific angle, I will be out on a stool with my lap easel (this has been an invaluable part of my equipment for decades – it has a single, extending leg and rests on my knee). It wasn’t until I unexpectedly acquired a garden of my own, in Sussex, that I began to paint flowers. Because they are my very own, planted and grown by me, they have become part of the rhythm of my working year."
Royal Watercolour Society
Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH