Charlotte Sorapure NEAC


See below for artist information or to get more of a personal insight, read our interview with Charlotte Sorapure NEAC.

Artist Statement

Trained at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, Charlotte is a figurative artist whose work is grounded in drawing and observation. Her paintings often hint at an underlying narrative, that runs subliminally through the image - imbuing it with a frisson that is as unexpected as it is mysterious. 

Method of Working

The paintings always begin with an idea that has its basis in drawing and composition. Whether the subject is imagined or observed, Charlotte will usually make preparatory compositional studies, looking at the placement and relationship of intervals, shapes and rhythms.  Even what appears to be spontaneous or unexpected is usually the outcome of careful consideration.

Biographical Details

1992-95 Royal Academy of Arts, London Post Graduate Diploma in Painting
1988-91 Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Art and Technology BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art
​1987-88 Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Awards and Prizes

Holburne Dukes Portrait Prize, Bath ( Portrait Commission Prize)
Odin Prize – Open Painting Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy
Bill Patterson Memorial Prize - New English Art Club
Cecil Jospe Prize - New English Art Club
Nat West 90’s Prize for Art - Prize winner
Richard Ford Travel Award to Madrid 
Twice awarded - Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 
Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers

Past Exhibitions

The Observer Observed’ Holburne Museum, Bath
Solo Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
​Holburne Portrait Prize, Bath (prize winner)
Solo Exhibition, Messum’s Gallery
Pure Gold: 50 Years of the Federation of British Artists’, Mall Galleries, London
The Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries, London
Quest Gallery, Bath ‘Peering Under Stones’, Solo Exhibition
Messum’s Gallery, Cork Street, London ‘The Magic and Poetry of Everyday Life