About Charlotte Durie.
"The urban landscape enthrals me; what it hides and how human dramas permeate the streets. My fascination for film noir informs much of my work; the excitement is in the shadows accentuating the loneliness of inhabitants - one always wants to know more."
"I love becoming immersed with the creation of each work and feel as though I have lived within them. I use Sennelier pastels, both soft and oil, as I love their high colour pigmentation. I am very tactile with my work; using fingers to blend as well as a variety of tools to give texture and shape. Being able to experiment is essential in keeping my work fresh."
Charlotte Durie (ne้ Batchelor) grew up in a literary family and was regularly introduced to writers and painters of distinction. Attending the life classes of Jan Pienkowski introduced her to the world of life-modelling. She was able to engage first hand in the studios of many great painters and sculptors who made their mark on her determination to be an artist: Franta Belsky, Sandra Fisher, Paul Harbutt, R B Kitaj, Rodrigo Moynihan...to name a few.
Charlotte produces work that is sensitive, energetic and passionate; she is able to be empathetic to her subject and capture its spirit, whether on canvas, paper or film. Her work transcends the medium and provides a strong statement of her passion, vision and understanding of the world around us.