Charlot, Saxony

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With a deep passion for conservation

of native species and a keen naturalistʻs eye, Saxony Charlotʻs paintings spill over with vivid lifelike details rendered in vivid hues of the forest. Great granddaughter to legendary painter and muralist Jean Charlot, Saxony Charlot has gained prominence as a brilliant naturalist painter with a voice and style uniquely her own. Born and raised on O’ahu and growing up on a small family farm in Waimānalo have given Saxony a deep and personal connection to Hawaiʻi and to all of its natural wonders fueling her artistic passion and guiding her conservation efforts with native species.

“My great-grandfather, Jean Charlot, and grandfather, Martin Charlot,  have both been artistic inspirations for me throughout my life. Since I was a kid, I’ve had a keen interest in Hawai’i’s native species, and in 2015 began my life as a dedicated conservationist. I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to work and volunteer with numerous conservation projects on O’ahu, Hawai’i Island, and in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. My field experience includes managing a native plant nursery, tagging Hawaiian monk seals, disentangling wild seabirds from marine debris, surveying endangered honeycreepers, and more. I also have lab experience in micropropagation of rare plants and bioacoustics projects with native birds.

After spending most of 2018 to 2021 working on Hōlanikū (Kure Atoll), I realized a big part of conservation is facilitating understanding and appreciation for what we try to protect in our work. I figured art is a great way to do just that! In addition to my art, I am a full-time student at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and continue to work in conservation biology.”

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