Trained at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, Charlotte is a figurative artist whose work is grounded in drawing and observation.
Her paintings often hint at an underlying narrative, that runs subliminally through the image - imbuing it with a frisson that is as unexpected as it is mysterious.
The paintings always begin with an idea that has its basis in drawing and composition.
Whether the subject is imagined or observed, Charlotte will usually make preparatory compositional studies, looking at the placement and relationship of intervals, shapes and rhythms. Even what appears to be spontaneous or unexpected is usually the outcome of careful consideration.
DATE OF BIRTH: 15 July 1968
1987 - 1988 Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design Foundation Diploma
1988 - 1991 Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Art and Technology BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art
1992 - 1995 Royal Academy of Arts, London Post Graduate Diploma in Painting
1996 & 1997 Artist in Residence - Poole High School, Dorset
1996 - 1998 Head of Art - Brockwood Park International School. (GCSE, GCE and A’Level)
1997 - 2001 Workshops for Schools within Greenwich Borough Council and events like ‘The Big Draw’
1998 - 2000 Eastbourne College of Art - Part Time Lecturer
2000 & 2001 ‘Excellence in Cities’ Summer School for Greenwich Borough Council
Worshipful Company of Painter - Stainers
Holburne Dukes Portrait Prize, Bath ( Portrait Commission Prize)
Odin Prize, Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy
Bill Patterson Memorial Prize, New English Art Club
Cecil Jospe Prize, New English Art Club
Nat West 90’s Prize for Art, Prize winner
Richard Ford Travel Award to Madrid
Twice awarded Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers
The Observer Observed, Holburne Museum, Bath
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (Solo Exhibition)
Holburne Portrait Prize, Bath (Prize Winner)
Messum’s Gallery (Solo Exhibition)
Pure Gold: 50 Years of the Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Peering Under Stones, Quest Gallery, Bath (Solo Exhibition)
The Magic and Poetry of Everyday Life, Messum’s Gallery, Cork Street, London ‘The Magic and Poetry of Everyday Life’
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Charlotte Sorapure NEAC - 2012
Charlotte Sorapure NEAC - 2013