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Joanna Maitland-Hudson was born in 1977 in Gloucester. She grew up and was educated in Surrey and it was these rural locations that awakened a passionate love of nature in Joanna.
Joanna Charlotte was born in 1977 in Gloucester and now lives in Southeast London. She runs her studio in the famous Gipsy Hill Workshops. Influenced by her training as an interior designer, she concentrates on large, representative and unique pieces that fit into both modern and classic living concepts. Characteristic for her oil paintings is the unusual combination of photorealistic and graphic elements.
Joanna's special love is for birds, tropical butterflies and especially Asian art. Her background in interior design and decorative specializations influence both her compositional style and her love for working with pure gold and silver leaf, as well as other metal finishes, including platinum and aluminium. It is this fusion of luxurious elements and emblems of natural beauty, such as flora and fauna, that characterise her work.
The oeuvre of Joanna Charlotte also includes studies of mountains and forests
Her style is representative and photorealistic, but geometric details are often used to enhance a contemporary quality. Gold rings and spirographic rings make the religious halo a modern symbol of wonder. The influence of Japanese art is reflected in her use of blossoms and in her background composition studies.