Charlotte Holden (2022)

Charlotte Holden

Charlotte is a detail-oriented illustrator with a deep interest in the sciences. Nearly twenty years of dance training inspired Charlotte’s passion for anatomy and understanding how internal structure informs external form and function. She enjoys researching her subjects to fully understand both their external and internal design. 

Charlotte attended Rhode Island School of Design where she earned her BFA in illustration in 2018. Through her coursework at RISD and her position as a teaching assistant for the first medical illustration course at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Charlotte discovered she could combine her love of art and science. Charlotte works with institutions, companies and individuals across multiple disciplines that depend on science illustration. Her projects include work with researchers in entomological illustration at the American Museum of Natural History, and botanical illustration at the New York Botanical Garden.

As an artist and avid bird watcher, Charlotte is thrilled to be a part of the Bartels Illustration community. As part of her residency, Charlotte has created illustrations for Living Bird Magazine and has contributed to textbook and academic figures. Through her work, Charlotte hopes to inspire discovery and curiosity with the aim of creating a larger community whose mission is to protect and defend our world and all the life that inhabits it. Charlotte’s studio would not be complete without her pencils, watercolors, dip pens and, of course, coffee.