Charlotte Fleming is a creative force, an amazing illustrator with a background in textile design.
When you first see Fleming's work you are shocked by the scale and beautiful colours of the pieces. Fleming's latest series focus on the fluidity and grace of jellyfish. Using a palette of pinks, purples, white and blues Fleming creates a incredibly detailed illustrations, featuring tiny thin strands which dance across the page turning a 2D image into something that has a movement of its own.
I met Charlotte at Roy's People Art Fair, I was really struck by the colours and vibrancy of her work, the images created their own light like phosphorescence. The artist explained how she trained as an illustrator but had worked in textiles. I saw synergies within these works, the incredibly delicate nematocysts look like threads of cotton flowing across the canvas.
Fleming has turned something many of us fear and turned it into something you'd want to embrace. The images are vibrant, the clash of colours purple and pink, white and blue almost reflects the reaction one feels when accidentally stumbling into a jellyfish in the shallows.
If you like these works you may also like Olivier Leger.