Charlotte Williams is a highly respected and increasingly celebrated British ﬁne artist with a particular interest in wildlife. Remarkably, she is entirely self-taught, having begun to hone her craft and natural aptitude with animal portraits at the young age of nine.
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 cultivating her signiﬁcant talent.
On her return to the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s, Charlotte continued to dedicate herself to art, this time in Brighton, and was swiftly nominated as a ﬁnalist in the search for the Best Sussex Artist. She went on to exhibit her work in numerous shows - locally, and in London - prior to selling her entire portfolio to one devoted collector. She has since been in great demand, and the vast majority of her work today is by commission, both at home and abroad.
Unsurprisingly, her drawings and paintings are now much sought after and extremely collectible. Charlotte’s consuming affection for wildlife conservation has remained paramount, and her majestic depiction of Cecil The Lion, who lived primarily in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, has become one of her iconic portraits.
Appropriately, this piece of Charlotte’s work has gone on to be widely published, attracting international press coverage, and it has garnered many plaudits worldwide. 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, and her encyclopaedic knowledge of their anatomy, form and nature - coupled with her unapologetic perfectionism - enable her to create paintings and drawings that are unique and wholly authentic.
Based in the South East of England since 2010, Charlotte now works largely from her studio in rural East Sussex. Her unquestionable gifts as a ﬁne artist have deservedly earned her a global following, along with a growing fan base on social media, where her posts regularly attract thousands of ‘likes’. She is represented by numerous people, including the prestigious London and Sussexbased gallery Rountree Tryon, but Charlotte is always available herself to discuss your own commissions, personal projects, exhibitions and individual ideas.