Ever Inspired by the 1960's and 70's classical architectural interiors; with the aesthetic of an artists' working atelier, Keates aims to create intriguing and surprisingly illusionary interiors. Since graduating from Falmouth University with a BA First Class Honours in Fine Art, Keates has exhibited extensively throughout the UK as well as working within the interior design industry, in Chelsea London. 

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The landscape and sea, swimming pools and birch trees have consistently become an significant part of her subject, and over time a combination of these elements play an integral part in her paintings. Charlotte finds the exterior world and our external surroundings exhilarating and inspiring; often drawn to a beautiful location or setting, these become the anchors of a work thus allowing the exterior worlds to merge with and flood into her interior compositions.

The experience of the viewer, who's imagination plays as much of a vital part in the work as her own, allow the work to enter into a dialogue with the viewer allowing their interpretations and experiences to unfold into and amongst the compositions she has created.