Charlotte Anne Smirthwaite Walker is an artist and surface pattern designer with studios in Cornwall and Nottinghamshire. Her Cornish studio overlooks the beautiful Glynn Valley and Cardinham Woods and Nottinghamshire studio is based right on the border of Lincolnshire near Newark and has stunning views out over surrounding countryside.
“Life in the countryside has been an inspiration for my artwork, and portraying all the wonderful things that the county and coast have to offer year round.
I grew up in Cornwall and it’s so much more than just the coastal towns that tourists get to see. Setting up a second studio in Nottinghamshire has brought new inspiration with a different set of wildlife to capture.
The world is so full of wildlife and beautiful landscapes.
In Cornwall I get to see the dramatic winds and weather that the moorland has to offer. Secret coves and windswept beaches.
A sense of ancient past, present and future. In Nottinghamshire I get open fields and countryside, stunning frosted winter mornings huge open skies and gorgeous sunsets. I am very spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to base my next collection.
I truly believe that the UK is the most beautiful place on earth.... especially when the sun is shining!”