Perhaps it time to stop reprimanding your kids for writing on the walls. That is, if you want them to have a career like Charlotte Mann. An artist/ illustrator/ doodlebug who works with black marker on walls, blinds, white emulsion paint, paper, backgrounds and more.
Charlotte Mann Doodles for Profit
You may recall a previous post of mine on artists who use Sharpies to decorate everything from a Lamborghini to a basement. Well, Charlotte has turned her doodling into an impressive commercial career. Her work has graced magazine covers, backdrops for fashion shows, even store window displays.
Here are a several fab examples of her work.
High Holborn Appartment Wall (2.5 x 8.5) Black marker pen on wall and blinds:
Charlotte Mann is an artist known for her large life-sized drawings. She was born in London where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Central St Martin’s Fashion Design Women’s wear BA in 2000, and worked in the various fields of fashion design, styling, and illustration, before focusing on her artwork.
She worked for Russell Sage, designing and producing show pieces (including a dress made from real bank notes, now archived in the V&A, and pieces made with antique animal skins, which were featured in an exhibition at the Metropollitan Museum of Art in New York). She also designed for, amongst others: Laura Ashley, Kickers and Okini, and she was the costume designer and stylist for Eddie Izzard’s Sexie tour.
The shift to the art work she is currently involved in came in september 2006 when she created the 30 meter long densely detailed hand drawn back drop for Peter Jensen’s Spring/Summer 2007 show. since then she has created pieces for a number of different clients including India Knight, The School Of Life and B-Store.
Charlotte had been teaching for the University Of The Arts since 2001, she is an Associate Lecturer at St Martin’s, Chelsea School of Art and Camberwell College of Art, and curates the Camberwell Foundation Film program, at the Vue Cinema Leicester Square, attracting guests such as Mike Leigh, Lynne Ramsay and Bruno Dumont. She also teaches at The Prince’s Drawing School.
© Charlotte Mann 2008
More Amazing Doodlers
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