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Most recent exhibitions

Mayhem Gallery Exhibition – Interpretations of horror cinema icons – NearNow/Broadway Gallery Nottingham – October 2023
Divine Feminine – Independent group exhibition at By Our Hands We Make Our Way – Sneinton, Nottingham – September 2023
Monsters Within – In association with the British Film Institute – NearNow/Broadway Gallery Nottingham – October 2022
Centre for Folklore Myth & Magic – Todmorden – Semi-permanent art print collection 2022 – present
Illuminating her pathway ahead – Glastonbury Goddess Temple – March 2022

Recent publications & zines

Monstrous Flesh – upcoming journal on feminism & folk horror – Blood on Satans Claw art selected – 2023/2024.
Myth & Lore Zine – Issue 7 Witches, Warnings and Widdershines – Art Feature – September 2023.
Left Lion culture newspaper – Cover artist for Literary Edition – April 2023.

Bursaries & Competitions

Creative Access x Maclaren Bursary 2022-2023 Recipient.
Zealous Amplify: Mental Health and Wellbeing 2022 – Shortlist.
Green Stories 2022 – Shortlist.


Self Employed – Charlotte Thomson Creative Studio August 2020 – present

Serif Europe LTD (9yrs 1 month total employment)
Artist Relations for Affinity Creative Software Suite (specialist in commissioning) 01/08/2017 – 13/08/2020
Senior Creative Illustrator/Illustration Team Leader. 12/08/2011 – 31/07/2017

Self Employed – Charlotte Thomson Art & Illustration November 2005 to October 2012.

Gallery Manager – View from the top Gallery – 2007 – 2008

Art groups/organisations & workshops

As a non-university educated artist I realised early in my career that my work didn’t fit into the structures of the established art world, so I have created my own opportunities. Entirely artist funded and by building good-will and positive relationships with other creatives, local businesses and venues.

Danse Macabre Arts – Between 2005 – 2009
Group exhibitions and performance art events facilitated in collaboration with two other artists who had found themselves dubbed ‘creative outcasts’. Showcasing artists from the UK, US and Europe in exhibition spaces in Nottingham, London and New York. The events brought together creatives whose work explored dark subcultures and subject matter which had been excluded from traditional gallery spaces, and presented it in a way that was accessible to like-minded audiences. Our opening nights regularly filled out 250 capacity venues and our one night only performance art event Pit of Curiosities attracted 1000 people.

Dr Sketchy Nottingham.
Collaboration with vaudeville performer Scarlett Daggers, opening the Nottingham branch of international the alternative life drawing franchise Dr Sketchy. Hosting consciously body diverse striptease performers, alt models, drag artists and costume design students as life models with commitment to fair pay and working conditions. Also supporting the Nottingham Trent University artist student art club to access difficult to come by work experience and references with arts professionals in the local area.
Lecturing and voluntary work.

Free after-school children’s drawing club for KS1 pupils – 2023

Drop-in eco-awareness art and printmaking workshops for all ages in local Community Garden. – 2022 – ongoing.

Nottingham Trent University – Hourly paid lecturer BA Hons Fashion Design. 2009 – 2014

Nottingham College – Professional Practice Guest Lecturer HND in Fine Art Practice 2009 – 2020