Artiste feature - Charlotte Pepper Jan 26 2016

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Today we’d like to introduce one of our amazing new talents, Charlotte Pepper! Charlotte's images are great for art licensing and her festive illustrations would look incredible as christmas greeting cards. You can see more at her online portfolio!

"I grew up in sunny Staffordshire and spent much of my childhood drawing and painting, collaging and doodling (ruining a few good carpets in the process!) and there was never any question I wanted a career in design...or "colouring in" as my family like to call it!

I studied Surface Pattern Design at Staffordshire University and have worked in the greetings card industry for 17 years, with clients including UKGreetings, Paperchase, Sainsburys, Tesco and WHSmith. I have also had work published by The Art Group and Sock it to Me!

While I occasionally still like to get messy with paint and glue, I prefer to work in Photoshop these days, while trying to maintain a fluid, natural feel to my work. I love textures and layering, but also strong linework and markmaking.

I'm often inspired by nature, whether that's an amazing combination of colour, or an interesting perspective or composition. Other times I just have to put onto paper the bizarre and wonderful images that are in my head, because a little bit of crazy makes the world a nicer place!"