Charlotte Seifert is Houston-based artist. She earned her BFA and MFA from Southern Methodist University in painting. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and was awarded a merit scholarship for her master’s degree at SMU. Her work has been accepted in juried shows as well as group exhibitions. She is a member of PrintHouston and Burning Bones Press, Houston.
Seifert’s work is inspired by literature, theology and personal history. She uses elements of nature as metaphor for ideas and expresses her feelings through color Primarily a painter, Seifert has been making monotypes in the past several years. She finds painting and printmaking to be challenging and essential for her practice. Her work is both abstract and figurative, drawing from her interior world and the natural landscape she inhabits.
Seifert lives and works in Houston, Texas.
“Making art has been a life-long process, starting when I was a young girl. I was introduced to oil painting at a museum school class and fell in love with the smells, texture and ambiance of artmaking. Painting is my primary medium but printmaking has become an important addition to my practice.
Using layers of paint or ink, I use art as a way of remembering. I am drawn to certain colors and marks that evoke ideas, memories or feelings that are in my mind and imagination.
I begin by mixing paint and thinking about what is important to me in this moment or over the past months and I start painting.”