These idealized landscapes are fictional places intended to be universally familiar to the viewer, a present moment in time. I love working with the tactile nature of the plaster, the labor of polishing the surface, revealing layers, pooling juicy paint, and pouring glossy translucent glazes over the surface.
Charlotte's love of turn of the century landscapes was her inspiration to become a painter of idealized, atmospheric settings. Charlotte has translated these canvases into one of a kind mural wallcoverings. She creates custom paintings in collaboration with the client for each specific project.
After receiving her degree in Landscape architecture from the University of Georgia in 1980, Charlotte Terrell began work as a landscape architect for New York City Parks, involving the restoration of 19th century landscapes of Central Park and other historic landscapes. She apprenticed with master finisher, Ina Marks, of the Isabel O’Neil School of Antique and Art Restoration, to learn the craft of mid 19th century decorative painting.
Charlotte Terrell's century old decorative painting techniques have naturally translated into fine art. Her love and expertise in landscape design inform her subject matter. She was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.