Get to Know : Charlotte Whiston

May 09, 2019

Get to Know : Charlotte Whiston

When did you know you first wanted to be an artist?

I knew from about the age of 12. I was obsessed with drawing. Absolutely obsessed. So much so I gave myself a crumbly shoulder.


What does being creative mean to you?

It means being in flow, being utterly focused in creation. When it’s good it’s incomparable to any other feeling. It’s about process as much as it is about the final outcome, this is something I’ve recently come to understand.


Tell us about your studio space – what do you love about it?

Too many things but if I had to choose it would be the light that comes in the studio through my huge gorgeous windows, my log lady mug that sits on my window sill and the general space I have to work in at both my printing bench and desk. I’m very very lucky.


Do you have a favourite or most meaningful piece?

This changes regularly. At the moment it’s my newest work; Colour Gradients and You’ve given me blue balls.


‘Comparison is the thief of joy’
Theodore Roosevelt.


Where do you seek inspiration?

Architecture, books, conversations, Bauhaus, Constructivism, Minimalism, TV, dreams, other printmakers and designers and Noel Edmunds.


What’s your favourite travel destination and why?

The White Horse in Peckham because they have just re clothed their pool table.


What’s playing in your studio right now?



What’s your favourite inspiration quote?

‘Comparison is the thief of joy’ Theodore Roosevelt. This applies to ALL things in life. The sooner you understand this the happier you will be.



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