Adam Charlton

Adam Charlton works in drawing and painting. He allows both mediums to playfully merge and overlap in an experimental space, using colour and line to create personal emotive dialogues.

“I make art about my life- I am indiscriminate about what my art is about.

This year, I have made a lot of works by returning to one piece in very different emotional states and allowing one headspace to respond to another, rather than segregating.
I think there are two kinds of painting- painting what one physically sees and painting one’s ideas. This body of work is mostly the latter. Even when I used images as reference, it was more about capturing a feeling or emotional relationship through time than about the visual characteristics of the image itself.

Sometimes I draw to music, sometimes self-observation guides me.”