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Artist Feature // 5 Questions for Charlotte Foust

Meet Charlotte Foust, an abstract painter with beautiful textures and intricate layers to her work.

I came across Charlotte Foust, appropriately enough, in Charlotte! I saw her work in a gallery and was interested in learning more about her. Charlotte works in mixed media: graphite, acrylic and collage, allowing her layer and create beautiful textured surfaces. She creates what she calls “non-objective paintings.” To me, they are abstract, with a dramatic yet delightful quality to them. Get my Q&A with Charlotte below!

Meet Charlotte!

5 Questions for Charlotte Foust

1) What is your favorite kind of work to do at the moment?

I’ve been working on a new body of abstract paintings. I am exploring looser line work , combined with larger, bold mark-making at the moment. I love the back and forth of the varied marks that build up an interesting surface.

Foust Big Sky 36x48 Acrylic on Canvas

Foust Above the Clouds 60x48 Acrylic on Canvas

2) What kinds of things inspire you?

I am inspired by life and nature. Everyday, good and…the not so good, is inspiring and a gift . I go into the studio with an open mind and I work intuitively without plans, and if you show up everyday and work hard the effort pays off. I live in rural NC, so I surround myself with art books, magazines and my phone to keep up with the art world.

Foust Raspberry Sorbet 36x36 Acrylic on Canvas

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3) Who else do you admire in the art space?

I admire a lot of working artists that I am honored to exhibit with in galleries across the country and love all the artists from the abstract expressionist movement— DeKooning, Mitchell, Kline…

Foust Driftwood Gray  48x48 Acrylic on Canvas.jpg

4) Coolest possession?

Well, blast from the past, but my coolest possession would be a white milk glass collection  which is so traditional compared to being an abstract painter. And my iPhone that keeps me in touch with the world!

Foust Tangerine 48x36 Acrylic on Canvas.jpg

5) Favorite quote or words to live by?

I love inspirational quotes and have quite a few hanging in studio — probably my favorite is simply this:

“Follow your bliss.”

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To see more work:

If you are located in Charlotte, you can visit the Shain GalleryCharlotte also has an upcoming exhibition, “New Work by Charlotte Foust” at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary in Santa Fe. It opens August 3rd.

Follow Charlotte on Instagram, or visit her site for more!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
xx — BB


6 comments on “Artist Feature // 5 Questions for Charlotte Foust

  1. Absolutely love her work! Thanks for sharing it and I’m going to swing by Shain and check it out in person!

    • breebasham

      Definitely – so glad you liked. We’re lucky to have it so close by!

  2. Margaret Little

    😍😍😍 beautiful work!

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