Charlie Parker

Charles Parker Portrait artist of the year series 2018

Throughout most of his adult life, Charlie has concentrated on representing people and landscapes by using a variety of materials. His work as a Psychiatric Nurse and recently as a part-time CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) therapist, have both informed his portraiture and given it a context. Both portraiture and therapy are seen by Charlie as attempts to better understand the person. More recently, a long standing passion for the Lake District has also resulted in a greater focus upon landscapes in his work.