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Reading Room by Charmaine Chaudry

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Reading Room by Charmaine Chaudry [2021]

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Oil on canvas board

Image size: H:23.5 cm x W:30 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:23.5 cm x W:30 cm x D:0.1cm

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Painted of the artist's sister as she reads on an early Sunday morning. The fresh morning autumn light filters through the cosy room. Shades of brown and sandy pink beautifully contrast the fresh apple green and sky blues of the light. Based in a cosy Cotswolds home, Charmaine captures the English beauty and atmosphere of the Cotswolds countryside.

Charmaine Chaudry artist with Wychwood Art. Charmaine’s artwork largely stems from fascination with identity and “the exotic”. Charmaine’s mixed-race English and Pakistani identity is inherent to her work as she feels a pull towards both classically English nostalgic scenes, as well as towards her paternal home of Pakistan, a place that is contrastingly warm and romantic but distant to her daily life. Charmaine plays with these themes of nostalgia, the exotic, and with her own relationship to idealised landscapes to create idealised dream-like scenes, evidenced by her vibrant colour palettes and impressionist bold brushstrokes. Her work fundamentally portrays the joy she finds in the outdoors. She depicts both nostalgic memories of spending endless days exploring her childhood garden, as well as a pull towards warm “exotic” places of her ancestors and her travels. Charmaine wants her audience to find a relatability and comfort in her artwork, whether that is rose-tinted memories, or idealised dreams. To discuss any of Charmaine's work please call 07799 535 765 or email deborah@wychwoodart.com .

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