“The main theme of my work is the nature of human experience. Creating tensions and harmonies through colour and form, I try to communicate a sense of what it feels like to be alive.” Charlotte Cornish
I am fascinated by the qualities of paint, the unending possibilities of colour and colour relationships, and the potential this has to create connections and reactions. Acrylic paint is my preferred medium as this dries relatively quickly, allowing me to build up many layers of thinly poured paint, contrasting with directly applied, thicker marks. I wait until the paintings are dry before applying subsequent new marks. This allows me to remove or modify painted areas, without affecting the preceding layers. The paintings take about eight weeks to complete.
Charlotte Cornish studied a degree in Fine Art (Printmaking) at Brighton University from 1987-1990, followed by postgraduate courses at the Slade School of Fine Art and Central St Martins in London. She is currently living and working in Cambridge, UK.
Cornish’s work is included in numerous corporate collections including: Addenbrookes NHS Trust Hospital, Aldrich Collection, ING Bank, Anglia Water, A.T.& T. Communications, John Lewis Partnership, Aviva Investors, Kasser Foundation USA, Balfour Beatty, Bank of England, Bank of Montreal, Bass PLC, Morgan Stanley, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, BT, OOCL (Europe) Ltd, Phoenix International UK, Santa Fe Exploration UK, Vitol Group of Companies, Fujitsu, William Baird, and GlaxoSmithKline. Her work can also be found within the collections of several Cambridge University colleges including Cambridge University Chemistry Department, Emmanuel College, Trinity Hall, as well as in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
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