Above the Woods 
Landscapes and seascapes
Acrylic on Canvas
Image size: H:50 cm x W:100 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:100 cm x D:3.75cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
'Above the Woods' is inspired by Charmaine Chaudry's childhood local North Staffordshire Hanchurch Woods. Her nostalgic recollection of this scene is portrayed in a dream-like depiction. The jewel colours of the trees flow into the softly coloured horizon, which blends into the sky. It is unclear where the hills end and the sky begins, giving a depth and flow to the painting.
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 email@example.com .