Charlotte Williams is a highly respected and increasingly celebrated British ﬁne artist with a particular interest in wildlife. She is entirely self-taught, and was drawing her first animal portraits as young as nine years old.
Despite being afforded a scholarship to Farnham Art College in her late teens, she headed instead for South Africa and the ‘bush’, where she spent several years living and working on a game reserve in the Eastern Transvaal. Immersed in the raw environment of the veldt, it was here that Charlotte’s life-long passion for animals and the wild was born, and where she passed many hundreds of hours wandering, observing and sketching all that she saw.
On her return to the UK in the mid-1990s, Charlotte continued to dedicate herself to art, this time in Brighton. She went on to exhibit her work in numerous shows – locally, and in London. She has since been in great demand, and the majority of her work today is by commission, both at home and abroad.
Charlotte’s consuming affection for wildlife conservation has remained paramount, and her depiction of Cecil The Lion, who lived primarily in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has become one of her iconic portraits. She later auctioned the portrait to raise funds and awareness of the battle against poaching, and she today continues to support myriad conservation enterprises and wildlife foundations across the globe.
Each of Charlotte’s meticulous artworks aims to capture the soul and spirit of her subjects, from behind the eyes, so that you might know them and feel them, as if they were living and breathing before you. Her appreciation of wild animals, coupled with her unapologetic perfectionism – enable her to create paintings and drawings that are unique and wholly authentic.
Though now based in her studio in rural East Sussex since 2010 she has an ever growing global following on social media and has recently been made a signature member of Artists For Conservation. She is represented by numerous people, including the prestigious London and Sussex based gallery Rountree Tryon and has exhibited at, amongst others, Gallery Different and Masterpiece Art in London, but Charlotte is always available herself to discuss your own commissions, personal projects, exhibitions and individual ideas.