Charlotte Johnson Wahl Wiki – Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson Wahl, Biography
Charlotte Johnson Wahl is Boris Johnson’s mother. She was born Charlotte Fawcett in May 1942 in Oxford, England. She is a British painter who has mostly done portrait paintings and landscapes. According to her website, she is a “wildly original and provocative British Painter” who did not formally study painting.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl Age
She is 78 years old.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl Paintings
The website says that her paintings are “a rich blend of joyful enthusiasm and unresolved tension. Her paintings document her life – informed by razor-sharp intelligence, hippy humor, and profound empathy.”
Johnson Wahl has had sold-out shows in 1974 at the Maudsley Hospital, in the late 1970s in Brussels and in 2004 in Notting Hill.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl Health Problems
Charlotte was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 40. In an interview with Tatler, she said she noticed that one of her feet had started feeling “like a flipper” and it progressed since then. She uses a walking frame with a seat to help keep her balance.
She said her Parkinson’s got worse until she said “I would spend all my time writing and jerking” and struggled to keep painting. Charlotte got surgery to help with it and “It means I don’t jerk anymore and I can go to the cinema and the theatre again. It’s bliss.”
She told Tatler that she now enjoys singing along with other Parkinson’s patients, and does a bit of ballet. According to her artist website, Charlotte continues to paint every day despite her diagnosis.
Charlotte Johnson Wahl and Stanley Patrick Johnson Married
Stanley and Charlotte met in 1962 at a dinner in honor of Stanley winning a poetry prize. The two married in 1963 at the ages of 20 and 22,
Charlotte Johnson Wahl and Stanley Patrick Johnson Children
They had four children. Boris; Rachel, a journalist; Jo, a former Conservative MP; and Leo, a filmmaker.
As Charlotte told Tatler, they moved around a lot due to Stanley’s work as an environmentalist. She said things became difficult: “I thought I was marrying a poet but he had become very interested in the environment, he traveled a lot and he enjoyed his travels.”
Charlotte Johnson Wahl and Stanley Patrick Johnson Divorce
The two divorced in 1979 and remained on good terms. They both went on to remarry. Charlotte married Nick Wahl, an American academic, in 1988. According to Boris’ sister, Rachel Johnson, “You could not have wished for a more engaged and loving stepfather. He was so clever, incredibly warm, funny, loving and proprietorial. They lived in a large flat in perfect harmony – he writing, or allegedly writing, she painting. It was a great tragedy when he died a long-drawn-out death from cancer in 1996.”