Featuring thick daubs of oil paint in pastel hues, Charlotte Fitzgerald’s impasto landscape paintings perfectly capture the serene beauty of her outdoor scenes. The artist often uses a palette knife to apply her pigment, allowing her to create paintings that are full of rich texture and countless colors.
Each vibrant canvas looks as though it belongs alongside the paintings of French Impressionists such as Auguste Renoir or Claude Monet. However, Fitzgerald’s contemporary, artistic flair is distinctly her own. She calls her style “Fusion,” as it’s influenced by many art movements and rendered using a combination of techniques. “People ask if my work is expressionism or impressionism, based on a real place or made up, or if I use a knife or a brush. And I answer, ‘Yes.’” she says. “My work is a fusion of what ever tool or philosophy of painting suits my purpose.”
From fields of flowers depicted in short, dotted paint strokes to clouds painted as sweeping blends of pastel hues, up close, each scene appears as myriad abstract shapes. However, a step back reveals how Fitzgerald perfectly captures light, shadow, and form with her expressive, textured paint strokes.
Love this artist’s style? Fitzgerald has published several step-by-step tutorials on how to paint with oil paints, so you can recreate her artwork at home. Find them here and check out more from her portfolio on Instagram.