Paintings, prints and illustrations

Charlotte Hardy is a painter and illustrator working at Clockwork Studios in South London. You can contact Charlotte directly to buy and commission work.

Since graduating with a first class honours degree in printed Textile Design, Charlotte has worked primarily as a painter and regularly taken on illustration commissions for greeting cards, book covers, editorials and murals. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally and her work has been printed internationally as prints and stationary.

Charlotte is drawn to decoration and pattern often in domestic interiors and collections of ornamental objects. Her training in textiles is evident in her use of flat motifs and her sense of design. There is a gentle narrative to the work which has a whimsical quality to it. Collage papers are often stuck onto the canvas or paper and then acrylics and inks used on top to create textural surfaces.

A residency at Camberwell Art College in the MA printmaking department led to a collection of screen prints. Charlotte transferred her black line sketchbook drawings straight onto the screen and then hand coloured them individually.

More recently Charlotte has been inspired by her love of nature and plants and is working more from life, exploring mark-making and more playful compositions. Traditions, customs and folklore are informing a new narrative.

Contact

For general information, please contact:

Email: charlotte@charlottehardy.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)79 3263 6741

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Education

95-96 Winchester School of Art/ Foundation

96-99 Manchester Metropolitan University, First Class BA Hons Degree, Textile Design

Residencies

2008 Affordable Art Fair, London

2007 Camberwell College of Art, London

2000 Kerala, India

Selected teaching

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

City Lit Adult College, London

Manchester Metropolitan University

Wimbledon College of Art

Camberwell College of Art

Malborough Summer School

Oxford Summer School

Illustration Clients

Penguin Books (fiction book covers)

Woodmansterne (greeting cards)

Black Olive (greeting cards)

Paper Rose (greeting cards)

Waitrose Food Illustrated Magazine

The Art Group (prints and cards)

High Tea of Highgate (wall illustration and logo)

Artist's Cards

Cosmo China

Crown Wall Coverings (bedlinen, wallpaper)

The Iron Bed Company

Anne Davison Children's Textile Design

Paperlink (greeting cards)