Charlotte Ann Pollock grew up painting with her artist mother in Goshen, Ky. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in oil painting from the University of Louisville and spent a summer studying plein-air painting at the Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France. She developed a love for record keeping from her grandpa, a genealogist who taught their Scottish and Kentucky heritage. This braided a strong connection to sense of place, a reverence for understanding the histories of landscapes and regional traditions and creating paintings as time capsules and relics of gratitude.
She was artist-in-resident at Azule: A Place for the Arts & Community in Hot Springs, N.C., and earned a work-study to learn pop-up book making at Penland School of Craft in Bakersfield, N.C. A travel grant through the Great Meadows Foundation brought her to New Orleans for the Prospect 4 Biennial in 2017 where she studied international contemporary artists.
A desire to experience the varied landscapes of her country brought her on a solo road trip to the Monterey Peninsula in California where she co-hosted a Top 50 West Coast Bed for two years, co-created the Historic Landmark Art Collective, and was artist-in-resident at the historic Hotel 1110 in Monterey. She nested for a winter at the Wild Forest Sanctuary in northern California, where she painted interior and exterior murals on vintage camper vans, studied holistic herbalism while living off the grid in a redwood forest and created an archive of plein-air paintings and field sketches of her environment.
Her work is currently featured through the Alley Gallery on several doorways around downtown Louisville, and in the Women United Art Magazine internationally. She works and lives in her hometown of Louisville, Ky., where she makes handcrafted soaps and candles for Hermitage Farm in Goshen, studies natural dyes and music history enthusiastically, and creates oil paintings inside and outside her studio.