Artist Statement

Bold vibrant colors combined with a strong geometric sensibility dominate much of Charlotte Sear’s work.

Over the years, Ms. Sear has developed a unique flat-perspective style.  Acrylic is her primary medium.  Much of her work incorporates hard-edged acrylics in a flat semi-naturalistic style.  She uses a bright palette and, in some cases, an almost cubist
viewpoint to portray people and places of significance to her.  In her work she translates momentary encounters with life into an invented narrative visual world.  her rich and exciting use of color and form enhance the mood and emotional content of her paintings.

One of her continuing sources of  inspiration has been the images of Columbia County and by abstracting key elements of the landscape and the culture she provides a simple but profound view of rural life.  She has had solo and group exhibitions in Manhattan, on Long Island and in the Berkshires and has won a number of awards for her paintings.  Charlotte Sear has studied at The Art Students League and privately with Dee Shapiro.

Charlotte Sear is both an artist and an educator.  her background in education includes teaching elementary school and working with children who have reading disabilities.  For the past eighteen years she has been an adjunct professor at Long Island University and New York Institute of Technology teaching college reading strategies.  These two interest have converged in the creation of her new book, The Runaway Pink Ball.

For the past few years Ms. Sear has been experimenting with photo images integrating them around a theme  until they seamlessly fit together. The purpose of the work is to create an exciting artistic whole presenting a new concept from combined  images.