Ways Through: New work by Charlotte Cornish
Charlotte Cornish will present a new collection of prints and paintings during October in our Lower Gallery. Her latest work is a continuation of her practice exploring colour and colour relationships. Layers of colour she says act as a kind of ‘meditations on life in our times.’ She has turned to nature as an inspiration, looking at pattern and colour found in our surroundings.
Charlotte Cornish is one of the UK's leading contemporary abstract artists. Through her strong energetic mark making, Charlotte explores the world through colour and line.
'I have always found inspiration from places I have visited. I often use photographs as an initial starting point for my compositions, but my paintings are not representations of places, but a mixture of elements from the seen world, and my own emotional responses and experience.'
Charlotte is fascinated by the qualities of paint, the unending possibilities of colour and colour relationships, and the potential this must create connections and reactions. Acrylic paint is her preferred medium as it dries relatively quickly, allowing her to build up many layers of thinly poured paint, contrasting with directly applied, thicker marks. She waits until the paintings are dry before applying subsequent new marks. This allows her to remove or modify painted areas, without affecting the preceding layers. The paintings take about eight weeks to complete.
Charlotte is based in Cambridge and studied at the Slade School of Art, London. She has exhibited widely in the UK and worldwide and has work in numerous corporate and private collections.