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

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, to show in the group exhibition Portray>Portrait at Gray’s Harbor college, John Spellman Library Gallery form September 17th - October 20th.

Awarded Juror’s choice, “Shinsui’s New Cotton Muse” and “Braque’s Artist and Muse” showing at 16th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition, at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College.  Sept 18th to Oct 20th, 2018. Reception Sept 20th 4-6

Solo show at Tacoma Community College - Gig Harbor Campus, WA, January to March 2019

Solo Show at Ryan James Fine Arts Gallery, Kirkland, WA, May 2019

A Missing Woman will be included in the group show at the gallery at Greystone Industries, Wickham Market, Suffolk, UK, August 2019. Curated by painter Graham Crowley.

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

"De Torres’ Oranges and Lemons Muse” invited to show at Salon Des Gallery One Exhibition, Ellensburg WA, July 6th to Sept 1st, 2018. Opening reception July 6th, 5-8pm.  2018.

Winner of viewer’s choice award: “Bernard’s ‘Three Races’ Muses and de Kooning’s Muse-Ochre” showed in their 2018 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition at The Gallery at Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts SPSCC, Olympia WA, July 9th to August 23rd, 2018

Second place winner, as artist, at Ryan James Fine Arts (Kirkland, Seattle) "Wyeth's Sauna Muse” showed in their Visual Impressions biennial national juried show, May 2018

"Klimt’s Muse Judith" at Gallery One, Ellensburg WA in their “All That Glitters” exhibition, March 2018

"Lebasque's Muse with a Platter of Fruit", "De Torres' Oranges and Lemons Muse", and "Gauguin's Muse Holding a Fruit" at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, January 2 to March 16 2018

"Lebasque's Muse with a Platter of Fruit", "De Torres' Oranges and Lemons Muse", and "Gauguin's Muse Holding a Fruit" at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, January to March 2018

"Bernard’s '3 Races' Muses, in “Generous Kingdom ll” at Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, OR, December 2017 to January 2018

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

Honourable Mention, and Juror's Choice Awards from The Gallery at Tacoma Community College showing Rossetti’s Muse Verticordia, Klimt’s Muse Judith and Tanoux’s Harem Muses, in their 15th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibition, 2017

Bernard’s ‘3 Races’ Muses, in Northwinds Art Center 2017 Local Artist Juried Show, Port Townsend, WA, 2017

Blue Heron Bakery, group show, Olympia, WA, April 2017.

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