Abstract artist Linda Charles’ street-inspired pieces impressed judges at our 2016 IN:SIGHT competition.

History and Background

Born in the South East of England, Linda first developed an interest in abstract art during her years studying textiles and fashion at Scotland’s Herriot Watt University. Since then, she has enjoyed a successful career as an artist, working with prestigious galleries across the country.

Ideas and Inspirations

Linda has always had an overwhelming attraction to colour, explaining: “I always felt it to be something tangible: both physically and spiritually.”

Inspired by the raw beauty of the streets, Linda collects a range of materials to allow patterns, colours and textures to emerge organically in her work. She enjoys working on distressed surfaces with multiple layers to create depth.

She adds: “My aim is to bring the feel of the street and its overdose of colour and design indoors. My inspiration comes from things often overlooked and taken for granted. I love peeling paint, old weather-beaten doors and window frames, rusted metals and old tarnished mirrors and mixing the old with the new.”