“Over the years," she said,
"I’ve learned to love other artists as well, including: Cezanne,
Matisse, Picasso, Alice Neel, Wayne Theibaud, David Hockney and Kitaj, to
name a few."
In describing her work, she said, "Color
speaks to me much like music does. As a painter, I am aware of the vibration
between color and form and I like to explore ways they can be combined to
morph into something entirely different.”
Much of Charlotte’s inspiration comes
from cubism, an art movement that originated in Paris in the early 20th century.
It has influenced how she shapes and manipulates objects. She says her work
has, “Evolved from expressionistic realism to a Picasso type cubism-abstraction
Originally from St. Louis, Charlotte has
lived on and off in Colorado since 1981. She studied art at Southern Illinois
University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting. She
then received a Master of Arts degree in counseling from the University of
While studying art, she became interested
in the use of deeper, moodier color combinations in contrast to her earlier
use of color just for shock value. Consequently, her later work became darker,
more moody and less avant-garde. She also learned her newer style was more
interesting to commercial art galleries.
Charlotte’s work has been exhibited
in Denver at Core New Art Space Gallery, Pirate and Spark galleries. Other
exhibitions of her work have been held at the Loveland Museum, the Foothills
Museum in Golden, the Emmanuel Gallery, the Auraria Higher Education Center
in Denver, and at the Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont. In addition to
Colorado showings, her work has also been displayed at Alexandra Stevens Galleries
in both Taos and Santa Fe. Her current work is represented by the Creative
Eye Gallery in Denver.
In addition to her art career, Charlotte also works full time as an art teacher
and counselor at St. John's elementary school in Longmont.