Linda Charles was born in 1969 in the South East of England. She attended Herriot Watt University in Scotland where she studied textiles and fashion. This led her to an interest in abstract work in which she became more and more involved. She began to design work incorporating heavy texture using materials such as gold and silver leaf. She has always been keen to develop her work by fusing certain qualities of my abstract work into real life imagery. Always exploring new areas produces fresh ideas and inspirations, coming across run down, deserted buildings and wild wooded areas are perfect reference for texture and surface ideas, which she translates so well into art, having always had a liking for tactile pieces. Her love for fashion and animals have recently combined to produce brand new collections using her traditional combinations of textures and various media, now including elements of digital collage, with loveable animals against unique backdrops as well as magnificent pieces of individual fashionable couture models featuring stunning real textures such as feathers, jewels and fabrics.