Charlotte Baynes Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Charlotte Baynes
Live in: Kent, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 21.00
Charlotte Baynes Artist Bio:
Currently creating a series of portraits entitled: 'Dressed-up'. I am fascinated by the concept of 'Dressing-up' and how we choose to expose ourselves.Though not always, alter egos can sit quite comfortably alongside the usual everyday image we choose to convey. I am concerned with detailing such differences/polarities in our choice of dress, whilst at the same time recognise that there is a beauty in our choice set within the context of environments. MY PROFESSIONAL HISTORY: * Successfully elected as an associate member of 'The United Society of Artists' September 2014 * Painting:'Panuelo' selected for the front cover of 'Ingenue' Art Magazine, Spring 2014 * Art wear: Sevillana dress worn by Melissa Dura, wins 1st prize at The London Feria May 2014 * Painting selected for The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2014 at The Mall Galleries * Portrait pre-selected for The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2014 * Painting selected for The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2013 at The Mall Galleries * Pre-selected for The Threadneedle Prize 2012 * Short-listed for ‘Final selection Day’, BP Portrait Awards 2008 * Televised by BBC2 and short-listed for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2007 * 3rd Prize Populo Concurso del Verano, Cádiz 2007 * Collections of works exist in over 30 countries world-wide Studied at: Goldsmiths College London, Canterbury Christchurch University, University of Kent My work is mainly representative and includes several portraits. I especially like to paint and experience the tense act of exploration, where colour, texture and movement is concerned. Sometimes, I take huge risks and abandon my brush in favour of lavish injections of paint. Some might call this 'Action Painting'. Despite these seemingly random acts, precision is a concern along with a desire to touch and move the viewer in some way. Recently, I created an original collection of Art Wear. Some people have commented that they are an extension of my paintings. Previous experiences include teaching young children and adults, lecturing in ‘Early Childhood Education’ and ‘Art’, along with composing music and studying Flamenco Dance. I stopped full-time teaching 15 years ago to devote myself professionally to making art. For the first year, I made portraits as an alternative to the school photo. This proved a helpful, insightful discipline. For the past 14 years I have been painting in Barcelona, Cádiz and now, Whitstable. 7 years ago, I had the privilege of working as resident artist in ‘Santa Catalina’, a beautiful, 16th century fortress in Cádiz. I now spend most time painting in my studio and when I put the brush down, Flamenco dancing and leading an informal group of singers called 'The Shed Singers'.