LYNETTE CHARTERS


Current Work

The Missing Women

My aim is to highlight how women are presented but not represented in society and history by rendering famous paintings with the absence of the woman’s body. In my interpretations I point out the biased, or lack of female representation throughout documented history, how female perspective and genius is masked over or gender-appropriated. I am hoping my voice, with the voices of others, will mean that ourselves and our daughters will be more accurately represented.

Current and Upcoming Shows

Solo Show at Ryan James Fine Arts (https://www.ryanjamesfinearts.com) February 2019. Reception will be Feb 8th, 5-10. https://www.ryanjamesfinearts.com/  

Solo show at Tacoma Community College - Gig Harbor Campus, WA, December 17th to March 25th.
Reception will be Jan 11th, 4-6. 3993 Hunt Street NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Greystone Industries (https://www.grahamcrowley.co.uk/greystone-industries) 2019 group show. Curated by the UK painter Graham Crowley.  Reception date: Saturday August 3rd.

About The Artist

Lynette was born in The Yorkshire Dales in The North of England. She paints from her home in Olympia, Washington. She holds a BA (hons) degree from Cardiff, South Wales and an MFA from Chelsea College of Art in London. While she was a student she worked with the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, In her time spent working with Andy she learned to appreciate working with wood, love its beauty and its natural symbolism. As a student in the 80s Lynette studied various aspects of art history and feminism, studying under Graham Crowley at Cardiff and Amanda Faulkner at Chelsea, researching imagery and language of materials in art. While tackling issues of feminism It occurred to her how extremely difficult it is to represent the female form from the female perspective. This problem is apparent in everyday life and has never been far from her mind. In the meantime, Lynette spent a long time traveling internationally while working in the animation business. Her years in animation helped to hone her drawing skills while being required to imitate many styles. It was the combination of these life experiences along with Lynette’s concerns for the world her daughters are learning to negotiate that culminated in her current series “Missing Women.”

Recent Exhibitions

16th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition, at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College.  Awarded Juror’s choice, “Shinsui’s New Cotton Muse” and “Braque’s Artist and Muse” also showed.  Sept to Oct, 2018.

Portray>Portrait, group show at Gray’s Harbor college, John Spellman Library Gallery, showed Fragonard's Young Muse Holding, Two Puppies. Bernard's "3 Races” Muses, Picasso's Seated Muse on a beach and Brack's Muse in a Chair.  September to October, 2018

Salon Des Gallery One Exhibition, group show at Gallery One, Ellensburg WA. showed "De Torres’ Oranges and Lemons Muse”. July to Sept, 2018.

2018 group show of Southwest Washington artists. Juried Exhibition at The Gallery at Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts SPSCC, Olympia, Winner of viewer’s choice award: “Bernard’s ‘Three Races’ Muses,  de Kooning’s Muse-Ochre” also showed  July to August , 2018

Visual Impressions biennial national juried show, Ryan James Fine Arts (https://www.ryanjamesfinearts.com) Second place winner, as artist. "Wyeth's Sauna Muse” showed in their group show  May 2018

“All That Glitters” group show at Gallery One, Ellensburg WA. showed "Klimt’s Muse Judith" , March 2018

“Culture” Exhibition at Tacoma Community College, juried group show.  "Lebasque's Muse with a Platter of Fruit", "De Torres' Oranges and Lemons Muse", and "Gauguin's Muse Holding a Fruit” showed at The Gallery at  January to March 2018

“Generous Kingdom ll” group show at Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, OR, (https://www.verumultimumartgallery.com) showed "Bernard’s '3 Races’ Muses  December 2017 to January 2018

“Chasing Ghosts ll” at Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, OR. "Negretti's Muse” showed, October to November 2017

15th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College  Juror's Choice Award for Klimt’s Muse Judith and Honourable Mention Award for Tanoux’s Harem Muses, Rossetti’s Muse Verticordia, also showed, 2017

Local Artist Juried Show group show at Northwinds Art Center, Port Townsend, WA. Bernard’s ‘3 Races’ Muses showed December 2017Group show, Blue Heron Bakery, Olympia, WA, April 2017.

Solo show at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA, July 15 to August 28, 2016