BA (Hons) Fine Art
Aside of my artwork, which has now developed into my own business, Charlotte May Designs, BA (Hons) Fine Art, I also work part time for Betsi Cadwaladwr University Health Board (BCUHB), NHS, as a bank health care support worker. This offers me flexible hours, giving me time to progress with my artwork.
I currently have two roles at present, a North Wales Published Artist and working part time as bank health care support worker under BCUHB.
I’m a North Wales Published Artist, specialising in contemporary, black and white pen drawings of buildings, architecture and special places. I produce original drawings, signed and numbered limited edition Giclée prints and gift cards, as well as commissions. All giclée prints are mounted, backed and wrapped in cellophane or just backed and wrapped alone. Original pen drawings are framed, double or single mounted and signed. My artwork contains memory, both collective and personal, whereby I take much inspiration from buildings that have charm and beauty with varied characteristics. My passion is for my work to be unique, individual and expressive, and to create an impression of a narrative.
As an artist I’m always on the look out to discover new contacts, whether this be through gallery and retail|small shop applications or just the general public. Applying to these can be a timely process, where patience and hard work is needed. I’m very fortunate to exhibit my original drawings, prints and gift cards in North Wales galleries and gift shops, as well as the historic city of Chester. Recently exhibiting at The Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair, my role as an artist further flourished, whereby I held live art demonstrations. This included explaining the process and starting points of my work, sharing my fine art ideas and inspirations, and also showing how a versatile and creative mind can embrace the opportunity of such practice to innovate and experiment.
Working part time as a bank health care support worker is very demanding but rewarding. Included in this role is assisting patients with feeds and personal care, observations and also liaising with nurses, doctors and patients families.
The course gave me some necessary skills that have been beneficial in my current role(s). Examples include structuring applications, good communication and time management skills, and as previously stated, University events which helped to develop my confidence.
Studying the BA (Hons) Fine can provide you with many positive advantages. Not only does it provide you with the educational skills that are needed to become a qualified artist, but it also provides you with a good framework/baseline to work from. This then takes you/gives you the skills to your next independent step once graduated.