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"Through painting, I'm able to connect with something beautiful outside and in. Inspired by my travels and life abroad, my work explores concepts such as connection, shifting states of being, time and place and the intricacies of being a woman. 


Being at the canvas is where I feel the most raw.

 It is also where I discover harmony.


So from here I hope your space becomes a haven of reconnection- to places you love and moments you cherish; to me that is the gift of original art. It will forever take you somewhere beautiful, outside, and in."



Charlotte Marie Isbell is an emerging artist from Australia, living and painting in Madison, Alabama. Her practice spans across oils, acrylics and textiles. She is inspired by her vast travels and life abroad, and her unique visual expression is defined by concepts such as connection, shifting states of being, and the intricacies of being a woman. Starting with the obvious her figurative and scenery studies become the first layer of visual literacy. These simple and yet intriguing pieces dive deep into perspective, colour and emotion. Once the literal has been expressed, the gesture is ready to come through, and the essence of her studies translates into contemplative and moving abstract artworks, offering a harmonious reflection of the journey being shared, amplifying life's beauty and bringing forward the felt but often unseen 


Although primarily self-taught, Charlotte’s art influences include a twelve year education in music, more than a decade working in the Australian design industry, and more recently through the schooling of artist Nicholas Wilton. Although originally more classically focused, she has become a curious artist, and her work now pushes depth, color and movement to invite reflection and connection.


Since her first painting in 2017, she has had the privilege of solo exhibits and gallery representation in Colorado, published work in children's books, and has work housed in many private and corporate spaces in Australia and America. Inspired by her passion for functional art, sustainable behaviors and natural home decor, she also has a successful textile line for the home, created in collaboration with her husband (and leathersmith) Drew Isbell.


2018: Les Femmes - In Her Space, Solo Show Colorado Springs, CO
2019 / 2020: Les Femmes - State of Being - Solo Exhibit Fort Collins CO
2020: Soft & Wild Abstracts - Solo Show Fort Collins CO
2021: Les Femmes The Comforts of Home - Solo Exhibit Madison AL / Sydney Australia
2022: Herself - Solo Show Madison AL

2023: Natural Presence - Solo Show Madison AL

"If you're really listening, if you're awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever more wonders." 

andrew harvey

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