During the course of 2020, the artist Charlotte Verity (born 1954) made more than 100 watercolor monoprints in response to the plants and flowers growing in her London garden. The Printed Year is the result of a year’s fierce observation of urban nature.
Week by week, through a painter's eye we watch the seasons unfold through technical experimentation, color and format.
Verity’s poetic images are contemplative and spacious, surprising us with their luminosity and intensity of color. They insist on the enjoyment to be found in simply taking the time to look.
Charlotte Verity’s paintings come about slowly during many hours of intense looking and close observation. She is preoccupied by the changing nature of the visual world, natural light and the passing seasons.
This volume offers great insight into a body of work from the last five years. ‘In these paintings’, writes Edmund de Waal, ‘the seasons’ ebb is marked. They are a calendar, a series of poems tracing one full moment and then another.’
Accompanied by 37 images, this volume includes an in-depth conversation between Garry Fabian Miller and the artist; 'Verity’s Sky', an essay by Paul Hills about the importance of light in her work; and Edmund de Waal's incisive and poetic response to her paintings.