from Artist Charles Summers

Charles Summers

Artist’s Statement

I am a self-taught painter obsessed by the natural world; English landscapes, the rain forests of Asia and Central and South America and, more recently, the Sahara desert. I have been on expeditions to Malaysia, North Borneo, Java, Indonesia, Panama, Dominica, and Belize. My paintings can now be found in collections worldwide.

In 2012, as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, Charles was commissioned to make a Diamond Jubilee fan for Her Majesty The Queen.

I have exhibited regularly at the Royal Horticultural Society, from which I received a number of awards, including two gold medals. In 1980 I produced the design for a Chelsea commemorative plate and in 2000 painted a fan for the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. In 2007 I was asked to paint a fan for the Duchess of Cornwall.