Charlotte has dual nationality between France and Britain and is bilingual. Having grown up between Paris and within an hour of London Charlotte was taken to art galleries and exhibitions from an early age, by her French Grandmother and Mother. Art, philosophy, literature, politics, music and fashion were passions within the family and promoted with great importance.
Now Charlotte lives on the South Coast in the vibrant Southsea with her husband, 3 cats and her psychiatric /autism assistance dog Amadeus – where she works from home in her office and studio.
Charlotte is an international visual artist, a published illustrator, feature writer, the Editor and chief of and Managing Director of ASLI Magazine.
Charlotte’s education in art started early at her Montessori nursery school, pursuing art all the way to college, however, found the constraints of being “taught art” limiting and turned to more academic subjects such as philosophy and psychology whilst learning photography. Returning to education in 2006 Charlotte did a diploma in fine art (painting and drawing) and an access to higher education, which led Charlotte to study several subjects at degree level including: Journalism, International relations, Spanish and Arabic – before deciding on her BA (Hons) Open degree at The Open University where Charlotte Specialised in Philosophy, Psychology and Creative Writing which Charlotte graduated from in the summer of 2018. With these subjects under her belt, Charlotte has already begun writing her first book and hopes to create online courses for creative therapies and philosophical art as well as concentrating on her visual art.
For Charlotte receiving art therapy taught her more about art than any lesson or teacher. “Art is fluid and creates energy which can be felt, art is not only visual”. Elitism and ego are negativities Charlotte avoids in the art world.
Charlotte is an active campaigner and activist for many issues, such as mental health awareness, women’s rights, anti-capitalism, and anti-war and for breaking down rape stigma and fighting against rape culture. With her own mental illness Charlotte wants to prove that a person such as herself does not have to be deemed unemployable or incompetent as she works against the odds every day, speaking out about her struggles to break down stigma and show that mental illness is like any other physical illness.
Charlotte is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, violent rape and sexual assaults and is currently working on an exhibition about her rape and rape culture within society which she hopes to approach charities with and raise money for victims, as well as exhibiting the work for educational purposes.
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So beautiful! ❤️❤️ Ur such an inspiration!
Keep being awesome….:)
Hi Charlotte, I think you are so beautiful and a wonderful inspirational gift to the world of art and mental health.
I am currently writing a study regarding borderline personality disorder and would absolutely love if you were to allow me to use one of your pieces of art to represent my study of the experiences of BPD? I will not use without your permission.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org – if you want to know anymore, get in touch! Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful day. Woody