Linda Charles Original ArT
Charles was born in 1969 in London, and was doodling, sketching and drawing from the get go as the artist herself recounts things. Once she’d got secondary schooling out of the way Charles headed due North by North, destination Scotland’s prestigious Herriot Watt University, where she applied herself diligently to the study of textiles and fashion. This in turn led Charles down the path of abstract art, which she incorporated more and more into her initial creative works. Charles concurs that she adapted heavy degrees of texturing into her then works, as she strove to find a true direction in which she could go forth, experimenting widely with materials such as gold and silver leaf during this exploratory period in her personal design education.
As it happened, and coinciding nicely with the interior design boom experienced in the early 2000s (helped along the way at the time by a succession of home make-over TV programmes), Charles found her bold use of colour ways lent itself in terms of the current trends and sudden wholesale demands for this style and presentation in a domestic surround. Subsequently Charles’ work began to sell in large numbers worldwide; thus establishing herself as a full-time professional artist there and very much, then.
If she had to label herself, which modern society so often dictates, alas, then she’d adopt the tag of being a ‘contextual painter’, which she guesses fits with her mantra of approaching each composition as part of a whole, complete and imagined interior landscape. She’s also a strong advocate of the connection between colour and mood, and with this in mind – coupled with the artist’s own positive energies and personality –Charles typically seeks out vivacious and emotionally uplifting hues and saturations in which to colour her pieces. What’s more, Charles’ background in fashion and textile design has had a profound effect on her work, with texture playing a vital part in that all-important finished image. Many of Charles’ paintings are now in private collections throughout the UK and she also has a huge following across the Atlantic in America.
Original Art by Linda Charles
Abstract mixed media on paper
Mounted size 63 x 63 cm