ABOUT WENDY CARLTON
Wendy Carlton has spent her whole lifetime painting.
Initially, she studied textile design in Nottingham achieving a 1st class (hons) degree.She was amongst 30 students nationwide chosen to take part in a Budding Designers exhibition at the Design Centre in London. As a result of this, she was offered a job with a leading design studio designing fabrics which went on to be sold worldwide. Many of the brightly coloured floral designs Wendy created were used to make swimming costumes.
Having gained valuable experience working in a design studio, Wendy decided to take the brave step to go freelance designing greeting cards as she had always preferred creating one off images. This decision proved to be correct, as Wendy had a successful career for almost 20 years designing greeting cards for all the major companies, including Camden Graphics, Hallmark, Simon Elvin, Paper Rose as well as many high street stores and supermarkets. Her cards would often be seen on TV, in soaps such as Coronation Street and Eastenders. The majority of Wendy’s work in the Greeting Card industry was Flowers or for Children’s card due to her preference for bright bold colours.
In 2001 (after having her only child Daisy) Wendy Carlton decided to change direction and created a small range of large, bold, vibrant paintings .....naturally flowers were her inspiration as her love of nature and bold use of colour is something which has followed Wendy throughout her whole career.
Her collection quickly grew and she was displaying in local exhibitions, Interior Design shops and Galleries.
One of her paintings was chosen to be used as the Logo for Sheffield Botanical Gardens where she appears annually at their Art in the Gardens event, exhibiting in the main pavilion.
Her style has gradually changed over the years, initially starting with the large, bold flower heads on fairly plain backgrounds, to her latest collection of Meadows and Wild Flowers with hundreds of flowers packed closely together in an explosion of colour. Wendy is known for her passion for bold,dramatic colour whether it be for Fabrics,Greetings Cards or Paintings.........Put a bit of colour into your life :) .