For me, art has always been about capturing something which has the capacity to move you.
What moves me is the complexity, intricacy and beauty of life. Oh how interesting this becomes when choosing to capture its depth (or simplicity) through a static medium....
I have a particular soft spot for the unspoken feeling. I so often find that emotion is what makes us (women in particular) feel unattractive and overly complex, but in truth the vulnerability of it reveals a beauty far beyond the posed, the fake and the perfect.
In both oil and mixed-medium artworks, I use compositions that reveal only so much of life, with colour, context and symbolism to see the unspoken. Sometimes this is done through a single painting, at other times it is fragmented across a few.
I am still growing as an artist and discovering new things - styles, colours, techniques and outcomes - which together help me bring to life what I see inside of and around me.
I have much to learn, but I also have much to create.
How blessed I am do be able to do so.
Charlotte Marie is a self-taught artist from Sydney, Australia. Her work is privately owned by collectors in Sydney, New York, and Colorado. She is also a published illustrator in the children's book category.