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Charlotte Marriott

Charlotte Marriott

Wimbledon College of Art (MA Fine Art )

For me, portraiture is a beautiful and unique form. It is an identification of who we are and what makes us an individual. Drawing portraits is my passion and creating the sitters characteristics is a challenging yet rewarding experience for me. When starting a portrait, I challenge myself to capture the sitter as truly and honestly as possible. The model should always be in control and comfortable in their surroundings, as opposed to a ‘fixed’ unnatural, staged composition. I generally draw and paint close family and friends to create an expressive connection between myself and the sitter. However, I also love to draw people unknowingly in the streets and in coffee houses, imagining what each person is thinking and creating my own characters.

Drawing is undoubtedly my favourite medium. It is a simple, delicate and charming tool, but can create such beautiful and effective pieces. When I saw Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches I was completely mesmerised and inspired me to create my own beautiful portraits. I also consider etching an expressive and endearing medium. Painting is also a refreshing and inspiring medium of mine. The Impressionist painters, in particular Renoir and Monet were my main inspirations when painting the portrait. Lucian Freud is also an artist of whose work I greatly admire. Freud mainly painted family and friends, and it is clear from the way he painted his sitters that there was always a close relationship between him and his models. This is what I want to produce in my portraits. I want to produce portraits that not only reflect the sitter’s character in a natural and informal style, but also reflect a relationship between myself and the sitter with my work.

42 × 29.7 × 0.1 cm
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42 × 29.7 × 0.1 cm
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42 × 29.7 × 0.1 cm
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44.9 × 43.6 × 0 cm
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30 × 72.4 × 0 cm
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60 × 63.5 × 0 cm
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25 × 24.5 × 0.1 cm
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27 × 27 × 0.1 cm
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23 × 23.5 × 0.1 cm
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28 × 28 × 0.1 cm
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24 × 24.5 × 0.1 cm
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Exhibitions

2012 (February) Memoria Technica, The Nunnery, Bow London 2011 (November) The Other Art Fair, OXO Tower Wharf, London 2011 (May) Graduation Show, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth 2010 (January) Wonderlust Exhibition, Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth 2009 (December) Winter Show, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth 2008 (June) Summer Exhibition, London College of Fashion, London

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