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Thursday, 31st May 2012
This week’s sale features a collection of paintings, drawings and works on paper by acclaimed artist Charlotte Fawley from her own personal collection. Charlotte is perhaps best known for her stunning black line drawings of dancers evoking spontaneity and movement, although she also works in oils, acrylics and mixed media and her subjects include scenes from the ballet, opera and theatre. Her extensive portfolio includes drawings and paintings of some of the world’s leading dancers, opera singers and actors and paints a vivid picture of this exciting and vibrant world.
A graduate of Blackpool School of Art, Charlotte found herself drawn to the performing arts and classical ballet in particular from early on. She was invited to attend rehearsals of the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet together with visiting companies like the Bolshoi and Kirov where she captured unique moments both behind the scenes and on stage for over fifteen years. She was later appointed the official artist for the acclaimed Mikhailovsky Russian Ballet during their seasons at The London Coliseum in 2008 and 2010.
Charlotte became an artist in residence at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. It was here that she had the opportunity to draw some of the greatest dancers and singers in the world today including the late Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Jose Cura, Angela Gheorghiu and dancers Darcey Bussell, Irek Mukhamedov and many others.
Charlotte has exhibited around the world including London, Paris and New York. She was the subject of a BBC documentary ‘Making their Mark’ which explored both her work and influences.
The sale on Tuesday 5th June will feature four major works by Charlotte Fawley. These include a collection of six black and white sketches of Bolshoi dancers in class at Covent Garden (Lot 32, Est £80 – 120) and an original framed pastel of Angela Gheorghiu as Nedda in Zefferelli’s Covent Garden production of ‘Pagliacci (Lot 7, Est £300 – 500). Other works from the collection will feature in upcoming weekly sales.