Charlie Barton

An on-going theme throughout Barton’s work is the cosmos, serving as a constant inspiration since she began her journey in art school, where her enthusiasm for exploring the moon and space first developed. Now creating paintings with an almost sculptural feel to them, you can sense how she’s manipulated the paint and added layer upon layer, drawing you deeper into the cosmos and exploring the outer world.

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CHARLIE BARTON BIOGRAPHY

 

Charlie studied at Kingston University, School of Fine Art. Since graduating, she has exhibited extensively in group shows and multiple solo exhibitions across the UK including London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Salisbury and Bath.

An on-going theme throughout Charlie’s work is the cosmos, serving as a constant inspiration since she began her journey in art school, where her enthusiasm for exploring the moon and space first developed.

"I’ve been looking at the moon all my life, but always as a scientist. Charlie shows the moon in a new perspective, she makes the lure of the moon even more irresistible." Sir Patrick Moore

Now creating large paintings with an almost sculptural feel to them, you can sense how she’s manipulated the paint and added layer upon layer, drawing you deeper into the cosmos and exploring the outer world.

Focusing on science not only allows Charlie to explore outer space but also to create a connection with the natural world in general, allowing her to feel more at one with the universe; finding new discoveries and portraying them through a painterly form.

“I love the idea that every atom in our bodies comes from supernova explosions; that human beings are made of stardust," Charlie explains.  "That all matter is a composite of particles held together by electromagnetic energy so nothing is truly solid and everything is vibrant energy filled with life force.  Thus everything is interlinked;  we are connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically”. 

 

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