Artists

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.

19th Nervous Breakdown

Mixed Media on Board

A Kiss From A Rose

Mixed Media on Board

Call Me

Mixed Media on Board

Careless Whisper

Mixed Media on Board

Don't Wanna Lose You

Mixed Media on Board

Golden Beauty III

Mixed Media on Board

How You Remind Me

Mixed Media on Board

It's My Life

Mixed Media on Board

Life Circles I

Mixed Media on Board

Life Circles II

Mixed Media on Board

Poison Arrow

Mixed Media on Board

Run For Home

Mixed Media on Board

Then He Kissed Me

Mixed Media on Board

Back To Black

Studio Edition on Paper

Champagne Supernova

Studio Edition on Paper

Diamonds And Pearls

Studio Edition on Paper

Don't Look Back In Anger

Studio Edition on Paper

Fly Me To The Moon

Studio Edition on Paper

Hotel California

Studio Edition on Paper

I Wanna Be Adored

Studio Edition on Paper

Look Good On The Dancefloor

Studio Edition on Paper

Lose Yourself

Studio Edition on Paper

Love Me Tender

Studio Edition on Paper

Lucky Man

Studio Edition on Paper

My Generation

Studio Edition on Paper

Rocketman

Studio Edition on Paper

Sex On Fire

Studio Edition on Paper

Wonderwall

Studio Edition on Paper

Yellow Submarine

Studio Edition on Paper

Dancing In The Dark

Mixed Media on Board

Derezzed

Mixed Media on Board

Genie In A Bottle

Mixed Media on Board

Golden Beauty

Mixed Media on Board

Golden Beauty II

Mixed Media on Board

Heaven Knows

Mixed Media on Board

Here Comes The Sun

Mixed Media on Board

Most Beautiful

Mixed Media on Board

Suspicious Minds

Mixed Media on Board

Sweet Child O' Mine

Mixed Media on Board

The Boys Of Summer

Mixed Media on Board

Tommy Gun

Mixed Media on Board

West End Girls

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Rising Sun - In The Gallery

Original Mixed Media

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Born To Be Wild

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

China Girl

Mixed Media on Board

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Firestarter

Mixed Media on Board

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Fly Me To The Moon

Mixed Media on Board

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Get Outta This Place

Mixed Media on Board

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Give Love A Bad Name

Mixed Media on Board

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Happy Mondays

Mixed Media on Board

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London Calling

Mixed Media on Board

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Need You Tonight

Mixed Media on Board

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On And On

Mixed Media on Board

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Simple Minds

Mixed Media on Board

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Stand And Deliver

Mixed Media on Board

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Temptation

Mixed Media on Board

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The Drugs Don't Work

Mixed Media on Board

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The Love I Lost

Mixed Media on Board

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Through The Barricades

Mixed Media on Board

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Two Tribes

Mixed Media on Board

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What I Am Looking For

Mixed Media on Board

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When Doves Cry

Mixed Media on Board

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With Or Without You

Mixed Media on Board

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Wonderwall

Mixed Media on Board

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You Do Something To Me

Mixed Media on Board

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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