British painter, Charlotte Evans lives and works in Brooklyn. Her paintings captivate with intimate stories and fresh, vivid colors.
“Places recently visited, often unfamiliar, tend to be the catalyst for new work. Visiting with new eyes, great dollops of naivety, you see such wonderful things when it is all so new. We forget to look when we are at home. Making a number of paintings at once- resolutions for one painting might be found in another- a thread of narrative emerges. Unlike photos, memories, like repeatedly retold tales, distort and become exaggerated over time. Colours become more vivid, sounds brighter, smells sweeter. Images and memories combine and new worlds emerge, finished paintings idealized versions of where I began.”