Born in London, England. Brought up in Montreal, Canada. Lives in London and Gloucestershire with partner. Two sons.
Studied English and Theatre at McGill University, Montreal and Warwick University, UK.
Trained in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and Islington Institute, London.
Trained in Printmaking at Oxford Printmakers
Selected exhibitions at
The Mall Gallery, London
Contemporary Print Show, London
A Woman's Touch, Singapore
Manchester Royal Exchange, Manchester
Glasgow Art Fair, StArt Art,
Chelsea Art Fair, Art Partnership
The Art on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art
Byard Art, Cambridge
Frivoli Gallery, London
The Gallery, Cork Street
Pyramid Gallery, York
Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Rye Gallery, Rye
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Affordable Art Fair, London
Montpelier Gallery, Cheltenham
Maymie White, London
Christchurch Picture Gallery, Oxford
Board Member and Area Co-ordinator for Oxfordshire Artweeks.
Associate Member of Oxford Printmakers Co-operative
Member of Oxford Art Society
I look at the familiar with an unsettled glance, as well as a touch of humour. My figures are not assured in their place in the world. For them life is often a bit of a puzzle. Sometimes their world even spirals into the dreamlike and surreal. Things are not always as we think.
We all face constant change: uncertainty one moment and understanding the next. Frustration , then acceptance. Indecision, then resolution. But we quickly move on. I like to pause and capture some of these points in time. Just by looking, we are exposed.
I invite the viewer to become part of the moment and to question assumptions. Become part of the story and to observe or identify.
I explore the physicality, as well as the situation, of these people. By their very solidity, they are rooted to the spot. Possibly through choice, possibly through the inabilty to act. In the lithographs working on a piece of stone adds to the monumental nature of the figures. There is a sense of carving the images in two dimensions.
I hope that these pieces manage to stay fresh to the eye, as the discussion between the picture and the viewer continues over time, with new stories and new voices emerging.
Clare's work is on view at:
43 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW
Tel 0194 641 187
178 Midddlewood Road
Sheffield S6 1TD
01142 852 665
7a Devonshire Road
Chiswick, London W4 2EU
Tel 020 8742 3255
Bowie and Hulbert
5 Market Street, Hay on Wye
Hereford HR3 5AF
Tel o1497 821 026