About Charlotte, Australian Artist and Designer

 

    Hi! I'm Charlotte

    I began my online store and market stall Love From Shop in 2018 with the dream of designing a range of simple, yet beautiful, Australian keepsakes and gifts. From humble beginnings, a carefully illustrated and curated collection of Australian fauna and flora greeting cards, things quickly grew from there. I added bags, clothing, pins, stationery and gift wrap to the range.

    The inspiration behind Love From Shop began long ago. I grew up in a quintessentially Australian fibro cottage, which had back gate leading to a nature reserve. I spent much of my childhood exploring the bushland, climbing trees and swimming in the lake. It was a wonderful way to grow up and it instilled in me a deep appreciation and respect of the Australian landscape and native wildlife.

    I now live next to the exquisite Lane Cove National Park in Sydney, Australia with my husband and daughters. I have a daily practice of creativity. It keeps me calm and focused on the everyday beauty around me. I often start with a photograph, or a series of photographs as reference. Sometimes I even collect leaves or feathers off the ground and scan them. Then I use a variety of techniques, tracing on a lightbox, sketching, collage, or painting, sometimes on paper and sometimes on my computer. A selection of these artworks find their way into my online store and market stall.

    Doing my bit

    All of the garments I source are certified to be socially and environmentally responsible: whether that is from the Child Labour Free or W.R.A.P Certification Board. All of the greeting cards & wrapping papers are printed with environmentally friendly inks & toner on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. I always use Australian owned & operated businesses when possible. I use minimal packaging for all my products & I reuse, recycle & compost.