Charlotte Burgmans (1964, Bergeyk Netherlands) took art classes before she even could write. Art is part of her life since then. Burgmans is considered a self-taught artist though during her life she has always followed art classes in different disciplines such as ceramics, drawing, master classes painting, glass blowing and printmaking.
Moving to the United States in 2003 brought an important boost to her art career. In California she followed master classes painting and printmaking and took successfully part in so-called juried shows (in California, Texas, New York etc.). She had her first solo exhibition in October 2004. Burgmans has spent much of her career in California, but she currently works from her studio in Hilversum, Netherlands. Her work is internationally collected in corporate and private collections. Dutch and American Film producers such as Touchstone, Paramount en Warner Brothers use Burgmans’ art works in their productions.
Burgmans’ work currently consists of wall reliefs and abstract paintings. Previously she was working more figurative, but always taken into abstraction. Charlotte has always worked in series, studying and pushing a subject. Several of her series where focused on nature, such as the Shell series, the series ‘The taste of nature’ (paintings with coffee beans, pineapples, tealeaves etc.),‘Normaal Amsterdams Peil’ (paintings with grasses and water symbolizing the struggle of the Dutch with the water levels), and the tree series. Since 2017 Burgmans focuses on abstract works, in which she plays with lines, light and shadow. In 2018 Burgmans received the 11th annual award of Laguna Beach for her wall reliefs.