The process of creating a bespoke painting is a collaboration of ideas and a lot of love and thought goes into it from the couple too.
Over the years I have been fortunate to have created paintings for some truly wonderful people who have written to me with kind words...
Painting created at Heythrop Park Oxford:
" We did a lot of research into how to make our wedding stand out. There are a few live painters in the UK, but Charlotte Atkinson stood out to us for a number of reasons. Charlotte’s work is unique, and every single painting looks different and brings the personalities of the wedding couple to life. In the lead up to the wedding, Charlotte was kind, approachable and easy to talk to. Charlotte was a great joy to have on board with the wedding planning, and it was an absolute pleasure to meet her beforehand. Her warmth and kindness was evident from the beginning and we had a great time discussing aspects we would love to have included in the painting. Her creativity and artwork speaks for itself - we are absolutely stunned at the final creation.
Charlotte's talent is unrivalled. What we love most about the creation, was how she brought OUR wedding to life. Her painting was unique to us as individuals and not reproducible. She brought the magical aspects of our wedding venue, whilst conveying the traditions of our ceremony and a sense of realism with our life-like figurines
Most importantly, Charlotte as a person was extremely kind - we felt comfortable with Charlotte from the very beginning. She listened to our preferences about what we would want for in the final artwork, and exceeded our expectations.
Moreover, Charlotte was extremely professional throughout the entire wedding period - she worked effortlessly with all of our suppliers including photographers decor company and wedding event management. Having had experience with a wide variety of weddings, Charlotte was able to share her expertise in what would work best for the day. We followed her advice and this worked perfectly, as Charlotte painted our ceremony and then showcased this at the reception.
We would not hesitate for a minute to recommend Charlotte to future brides and grooms who want to have a sentimental work of art to keep, as they start their journeys together as a married couple."
V best wishes
Anita & Rohan
We just wanted to say thank you so much for the piece of art you created for our wedding. We absolutely love it and am sure we will continue to see more in it as time goes on.
All the guests commented on the painting and what a fantastic idea.We will definitely be recommending you to friends.
The Great Barn, Ashford, Devon.
''Thank you ever so much Charlotte -The painting is amazing and will go wonderfully in our home :-)
Gavin and Hina, Hedsor House.
Thank you again for our wonderful painting. We have hung it in our bedroom and it just looks perfect. I love staring at it when I'm in bed, we have a spot light shining right on it. It really is beautiful.We are over the moon with our beautiful Portrait from Charlotte. We were so impressed with the detail of my wedding dress and the likeness . The painting is superb, a lovely gift we will treasure forever. I will certainly recommend Charlotte to anyone I know who is getting married. A very Talented Lady!"
Portrait for Kim & Peter Calstock, Cornwall.
"Charlotte is a seasoned professional, a beautiful person and an absolute delight to work with. Her work and talent are both extraordinary – she has a veritable gift for art. I would not hesitate in recommending her and her stunning art."
Tracy Edwards Blue Fizz Events.
" I wanted to say how beautiful your piece was, which I then carefully wrapped and placed in its box for Emily and Matt to collect this morning.
Your art is truly wonderful, I was particularly taken by the figure of Emily’s mother, whom you captured beautifully, I thought. You offer such a unique and special talent and what a meaningful and creative idea."I
Rachel, Rivervale Barn, Yateley, Hampshire
Dear Charlotte ,
You were a delight and painted a wonderful view of our home.It was lovely to see the painting taking shape through the day while everyone enjoyed themselves . Many thanks again.
Kind regards ,
Charles & Beattie X
"Our painting is such beautiful colourings and changes with the daylight. It now hangs in our hallway along with our memories.Thank you so much .
"We just love our dress portrait, thank you Charlotte!"
Lucy Evans ,York. Wedding Dress Illustration of Bride and Groom
Just wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for creating our beautiful portrait. We absolutely love it, the more we look the more we like, also everyone who has seen it is mesmerised with it. We wish you a magical Christmas with your family, take care and once again thank you so much.
Love from Mr & Mrs Harrison-Corbett.. xxx
Painting of The Two Bridges ,Dartmoor
We would like to thank you for everything. The painting is stunning and we are both over the moon!
Mr and Mrs Trow! Xx
Torre Abbey Torquay
Hi Charlotte ,
The painting arrived beautifully gift wrapped and Sarah is amazed I had ordered it and says it is her favourite gift. It's now hanging above her dressing table.Thank you!
Watercolour Dress Portrait
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