On Saturday, 10th January 2015, I was so pleased to have a chance to to paint on perfume bottles for Holt Renfrew’s customers. This is a complimentary with the purchase of any perfume at Holt Renfrew in Yorkdale Mall.
When I design how to paint these bottles, I think of Wine bottles. Most of the wineries produced different shapes and size of the bottles, while some even hired artists to design their bottle labels. This brings out the uniqueness of the wine itself.
For me, instead of painting on the labels, I paint on the perfume bottles themselves. Since memory and smell are intertwined closely, I create an exclusive feeling by using paints, pattern, the color of liquid content and even the glass color. So when the users wear their perfume, the paintings on the bottles will bring up certain memories as well.
Charlotte has been painting on porcelain wares since 2002. When she was a child, she learnt Chinese brush painting, Sumi-e, water color painting, Metal Clay craft and so on. With her extensive knowledge in painting, she tries to apply different techiques onto varied materials. Her artworks are representations of new outlook and practical way to the viewers, instead of another piece of old Louis XIV's antique collection.