CHARLOTTE PARTRIDGE / 29 YEARS / ARTIST
Charlotte is an up and coming British painter. Her portraits are easily recognised by her beautiful style, she is known for painting England's poetic scenery and the pensioners from Chelsea's royal hospital. Charlotte was also shortlisted and highly commended for Wildlife Artist of the Year at the Mall Galleries. Charlotte studied at the atelier Charles Cecil Studio in Florence and also Incamminati in Philadelphia USA. She is now living her dream working full time from her studio in Battersea, doing what she loves everyday of the week.
If you were any braver you'd be a lioness
Its a quote from the lion the witch and the wardrobe, by CS Lewis. I love that book and I love how it fuels my imagination and makes me dream. I also would like to be a lioness, they're beautiful, fierce, strong, loyal, live in a pack of girls, make amazing mothers and are pretty sexy.
BUCKET LIST No 1?
I'd love to go on a horse riding safari in Africa.
I'm working as Artist in Residence at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, painting the Chelsea Pensioners in there scarlet coats as they go about there day.
Currently Vandagg by Bakermat
MOST INSPIRING PERSON YOU’VE MET SO FAR?
My Granny, she lost her husband , my grandfather, a couple of years ago. They had been together since they where 14. But despite the tragedy of her situation she is so joyful and positive. I'm so inspired by her strength.
FAVOURITE CITY? WHY?
London! Its so big that there's always new adventures to be made, places to discover, people to meet. Its so diverse and culturally rich.
Watching London Grammar play at Wilderness Festival last summer.
Burglars, eek! I've never had anyone come in to my house yet, but I think i'd lock myself in my cupboard if I heard anyone.
Jesus Christ. His teaching on love is so beautiful and inspiring.
SCARIEST/BRAVEST THING YOU’VE HAD TO DO?
Move out to Philadelphia for a year, I didn't know anyone out there and made the decision to move in just two weeks. Was a brilliant experience though and taught me to be a lot more independent.
WHAT WOULD YOUR 3 PIECES OF ADVICE BE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Don't be afraid to be different, we've all been uniquely and beautifully made.
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