Medium:Acrylic and oil on canvas stretched around a wooden tondo
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Taking a small glimpse of the blue sky and rolling clouds as though looking through a window or the portal of a ship. The sky references a photograph I took in Palma de Mallorca over-looking the sea.
Surrey based artist, Charlotte Aiken, responds to her surroundings through the medium of paint. Her work plays on the notion of infinity, as exemplified by the representation of the sky. Working on a large scale allows her to capture the space and sublimity that nature provides and is so easily overlooked, providing a different perspective.
Charlotte graduated from the Sir John CASS School of Art in 2017 and went on to win The Graduate Art Prize, ARTIQ. She had a solo show at The Cranleigh Arts Centre after completing a nine-month residency at Hurtwood House School.
“I respond to my current state of mind and view of the world around me, through the medium of paint. This is facilitated through the notion of infinity, as exemplified by the representation of the sky. I relate to today’s world by portraying man made materialistic structures interrupting the sublime. The content of the paintings is informed by the physical layering of paint that forms the final image.”