Charlotte Keating, is a contemporary British artist based in the Forest of Dean. Following a successful career in the fashion industry, Charlotte embarked on a personal journey to rediscover her love of painting through abstract expression. A coastal upbringing and a passion for sailing and all things ‘sea’, Charlotte now intuitively creates paintings imbued with a sense of the ocean, moon and sky.
Charlotte’s abstract paintings offer a fully immersive escape into a landscape fuelled by emotion, characterised by clouds, moons, waves and abstract landscapes on paper, canvas & driftwood. Dive deep into her world to explore the tales which unfold within churning waves, sweeping halos, weeping downdrafts and soft explosive detail.
Charlotte’s soulful approach and mix of techniques lend a dynamic quality to her art. Pieces often start with phrases scrawled therapeutically over the page in soft pastel calligraphy upon which fluid pools, textured surfaces, splatter effects and drips are added, with paint applied using brushes, fingers or palette knives.
Whilst her small works on paper are filled with lightness, energy and sense of freedom, the larger canvases offer a deeper, tactile experience with a real sense of contrasting movement and emotion embedded in the layers. Deeply connected to her personal life and often inspired by the undulating nature of love, pieces are open to interpretation for the memories, stories and responses they evoke. Experience the palpable frission within her compositions of effervescing clouds and moons which gravitate tentatively towards each other. Or find tranquility and tenderness in the hushed landscapes which echo another time and place.
Dive deep into her world to explore the tales which unfold within churning waves, sweeping halos, weeping downdrafts and soft explosive detail.
Charlotte says “I have been a clothing designer for years creating nursingwear, bespoke bridal and high end collections. Now I’m painting too & loving being immersed in this positive, mindful & creative practice”.