Charlotte Foust takes inspiration from the Abstract Expressionists of the mid-twentieth century, creating work that combines a unique blend of the spontaneity and energy of the action painters and the orderly structure of color-field artists. Her creative process begins with a single mark or line as a starting point, after which she allows the piece to evolve and reveal itself naturally and intuitively, building and scratching through layers, applying and taking paint away, or working and reworking surface textures, as much or as little as needed. Her mixed media of graphite, acrylic, and collage allows Foust to explore the visual language found in abstract, non-objective forms.
Foust graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Art from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council early in her career. Her work has been included in exhibits at the Mint Museum of Art, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the McColl Center for Art, and is highly valued among collectors throughout the United States.