Charlotte Evelyn Lapsley was born in 1890. She was a china painter. Lapsley was one of the students at Perth Technical School in 1906. She would have been one of the students who exhibited in the 'Industries Exhibition' in 1906, the 'Women's Work Exhibition' in 1907 in Perth and Melbourne and the '1908 Franco British Exhibition' in London. Lapsley first exhibited with the West Australian Society of Arts in 1923. Her mark on china was CEL in two versions and C. E. Irving.