Inspired by Charlotte Evans - a series featuring artists whose work inspires me to develop my own

My ‘Inspired By’ posts began as a way to explore what makes me tick as an artist, what I’m drawn to, what makes my heart sing, what I might want to try out in terms of marks or colour combinations or compositions. They are also a way for me to share the work of artists whose work I love. I don’t advocate copying other artists instead of making our own work, however inspiring they are to us, but I do believe that we can learn from each other on our solitary artist journeys. This website is dedicated to the philosophy that you have a significant and unique offering inside you, waiting to be released. I created a course to help you with this very thing, which you can find by clicking here. May you be inspired to bring forth what’s within you!

I just recently stumbled on the paintings of Charlotte Evans, and knew instantly I’d have to share them with you.

Charlotte Evans Reflected-(mangroves)-2013

I’m sure that looking at these you will see why. This is just a small selection of her gorgeous, colour-drenched canvases, and I realise looking at the ones I’ve chosen, I’ve gone straight for the watery ones. As is my way. 🙂

Charlotte Evans we've-been-coming-here-every-year-since-2012

Charlotte is a British artist living in Brooklyn, New York. This is what she says about her work:

The subject of my work was until a few years ago solely landscape- colour and light. After a trip to Asia that began to change and now, while no less concerned with the things that engaged me before, I am working more with narratives, with things remembered and imagined, combined.

Charlotte Evans Untitled-(stag)-2012

She certainly knows how to convey colour and light, and I love the new layer her recent direction has given her work. ‘Things remembered, imagined and combined’ sounds so magnetic, something I would love to paint myself.

Charlotte Evans The-Big-Leap-3-2012

She also says this, which I just love:

We all dream of somewhere other, somewhere that exists only in the mind’s eye, where emotions are heightened – happiness, melancholy, yearning…. These are the best places of all.

Charlotte Evans reflected-(red-canoe)-2012

This canoe painting is one of my favourites. I love her rendering of trees and the reflections are just gorgeous.

Charlotte Evans

You can find Charlotte on Twitter @charlotteevans, where she posts process shots and drawings {can’t wait to see those}, and a lot more of her work on Saatchi Online.