Charlotte Cornish is a painter and printmaker who has been working professionally for over 25 years. Much of her work is held in public, private and corporate collections.
She studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Art in 1992, with further studies at Central St. Martins. Her early specialism in printmaking informed her practice as a painter. Charlotte builds her paintings using layers of paint, thinking of each layer, often poured, as a distinct element. Working with acrylic paint allows each of the layers to dry overnight. This gives her the opportunity to remove new painted layers or elements, without affecting the earlier work.
Cornish’s recent works on paper have been made using a screen print monotype process with additional painted elements, combining the qualities of both of these mediums.
Much of the initial inspiration for her work comes from places she has visited and that have significance to her. She is drawn to places full of intense atmosphere - colours, noises, smells, capturing something of these experiences in the work.
“I love exploring the possibilities of colour and colour relationships and the infinite potential to create dynamic connections and reactions.” - Charlotte Cornish