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Linda Charles [Biography]

Linda Charles

Linda Charles was born in 1969 in the South East of England. ?As long as I can remember I have always had a creative streak; drawing and designing from a very early age.?
She attended Herriot Watt University in Scotland where she studied textiles and fashion. This led her to an interest in abstract work in which she became more and more involved.
She began to design work incorporating heavy texture using materials such as gold and silver leaf. The use of colour at the time lent itself to the advent of the interior design boom of the early 2000?s and her work began to sell in huge quantities worldwide.
She has always been keen to develop her work by ?fusing certain qualities of my abstract work into real life imagery.?
She lives in a beautiful part of Hertfordshire surrounded by nature and rolling countryside and uses her surroundings for inspiration. Her proximity to the National Trust?s ancient Hatfield Forest, once a favourite hunting location for Henry VIII, provides excellent reference for raw and unspoilt imagery, which is always her starting point of any piece.
Walking her Golden Retriever, Doug, gives her the opportunity to think and immerse herself in the natural surroundings. Always exploring new areas produces fresh ideas and inspirations, coming across run down, deserted buildings and wild wooded areas are perfect reference for texture and surface ideas, which she translates so well into art, having always had a liking for tactile pieces.
The forest covers a large unspoilt area featuring a large lake and quiet backwaters. It?s here that she is in her element and where deer roam freely this is where she most feels at one with nature.
Once back in the studio she sketches out the scene of her work marking areas she wants to build texture for effect. The vibrancy created by the colours she uses enables the piece to border delicately between abstract and real-life imagery.
She aims to create the calm and tranquil feelings she gains from her earlier experiences in the forest and around the lake. A new floral range reflecting these subtle tones on textured pastel-based backgrounds is another new addition to an already impressive back catalogue of art and design spanning some 25 years.
Her love for fashion and animals have recently combined to produce brand new collections using her traditional combinations of textures and various media, now including elements of digital collage, with loveable animals against unique backdrops as well as magnificent pieces of individual fashionable couture models featuring stunning ?real? textures such as feathers, jewels and fabrics.

Love Me Tender

Studio Edition on Paper

At Last

Studio Edition on Paper

Back To Black

Studio Edition on Paper

Champagne Supernova - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Cigarettes And Alcohol

Studio Edition on Paper

Cigarettes And Alcohol - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Diamonds And Pearls

Studio Edition on Paper

English Rose

Studio Edition on Paper

English Rose - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Fly Me To The Moon

Studio Edition on Paper

God Save The Queen - Songbook

Studio Edition on Canvas

Hotel California - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Hotel California - Songbook

Studio Edition on Canvas

I Wanna Be Adored - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Let's Get It On

Studio Edition on Paper

Life On Mars - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Live Forever - Songbook

Studio Edition on Canvas

Look Good On The Dancefloor

Studio Edition on Paper

Lose Yourself

Studio Edition on Paper

Love Reign O'er Me

Studio Edition on Paper

Love Reign O'er Me - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Lucky Man

Studio Edition on Paper

Money, Money, Money

Studio Edition on Paper

Money, Money, Money - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Mr Brightside - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Need You Tonight

Studio Edition on Paper

Need You Tonight - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Rocketman

Studio Edition on Paper

Sex On Fire

Studio Edition on Paper

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Studio Edition on Paper

So Lonely

Studio Edition on Paper

So Lonely - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Suspicious Minds

Studio Edition on Paper

Sweet Child O'Mine

Studio Edition on Paper

Town Called Malice - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

Town Called Malice - Songbook

Studio Edition on Canvas

Yellow Submarine

Studio Edition on Paper

You Give Love A Bad Name

Studio Edition on Paper

You Give Love A Bad Name - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

You Know I'm No Good

Studio Edition on Paper

You Know I'm No Good - Miniature

Studio Edition on Paper

You Really Got Me

Studio Edition on Paper

Don't Look Back In Anger

Studio Edition on Paper

I Wanna Be Adored

Studio Edition on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

My Generation

Studio Edition on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Wonderwall

Studio Edition on Paper

Linda Charles

Linda Charles was born in 1969 in the South East of England. ?As long as I can remember I have always had a creative streak; drawing and designing from a very early age.?
She attended Herriot Watt University in Scotland where she studied textiles and fashion. This led her to an interest in abstract work in which she became more and more involved.
She began to design work incorporating heavy texture using materials such as gold and silver leaf. The use of colour at the time lent itself to the advent of the interior design boom of the early 2000?s and her work began to sell in huge quantities worldwide.
She has always been keen to develop her work by ?fusing certain qualities of my abstract work into real life imagery.?
She lives in a beautiful part of Hertfordshire surrounded by nature and rolling countryside and uses her surroundings for inspiration. Her proximity to the National Trust?s ancient Hatfield Forest, once a favourite hunting location for Henry VIII, provides excellent reference for raw and unspoilt imagery, which is always her starting point of any piece.
Walking her Golden Retriever, Doug, gives her the opportunity to think and immerse herself in the natural surroundings. Always exploring new areas produces fresh ideas and inspirations, coming across run down, deserted buildings and wild wooded areas are perfect reference for texture and surface ideas, which she translates so well into art, having always had a liking for tactile pieces.
The forest covers a large unspoilt area featuring a large lake and quiet backwaters. It?s here that she is in her element and where deer roam freely this is where she most feels at one with nature.
Once back in the studio she sketches out the scene of her work marking areas she wants to build texture for effect. The vibrancy created by the colours she uses enables the piece to border delicately between abstract and real-life imagery.
She aims to create the calm and tranquil feelings she gains from her earlier experiences in the forest and around the lake. A new floral range reflecting these subtle tones on textured pastel-based backgrounds is another new addition to an already impressive back catalogue of art and design spanning some 25 years.
Her love for fashion and animals have recently combined to produce brand new collections using her traditional combinations of textures and various media, now including elements of digital collage, with loveable animals against unique backdrops as well as magnificent pieces of individual fashionable couture models featuring stunning ?real? textures such as feathers, jewels and fabrics.

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