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Charlotte Ellis

My art is intrinsically linked to  the natural world. The colours and textures I use  are those that I see around me as I sit and paint on the foreshore of the Exe. The light on the water is ever-changing and it is this which makes it such an inspiring and interesting place to be.  Layer upon layer of colour and texture form as the light plays on them. As I swim, I embrace the nature around me. In my paintings and lino prints, I try to recreate  the sense of peace I feel  when swimming.  As I work , in my head, I am always in or near the water.