Two person show with sculptor Lou Baker. A big thank you to everyone who came.
I am next exhibiting at the Walcot Chapel Bath, with sculptor Lou Baker disquiet. 18-23rd September 11-5pm with an open event on Saturday 22nd 2-5pm. All welcome.
disquiet is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Clare Thatcher and Lou Baker, who are showing together for the first time at Walcot Chapel in Bath. Although they use very different materials and processes they recognise similarities in their work and, for this exhibition, they have made some new pieces in response to one another’s work.
I am delighted to announce Issue 3 of Artist Talk Magazine is now out featuring a comprehensive article of my art practice. My first publication and I am in good company alongside fellow Bristol artist Richard Shipley, RWA AN member Patricia Volk and many others. Please take a look here
Thank you to Roz and Sarah at Sightlines projects for curating ‘cre-eight’. A group exhibition showcasing works of Bath Spa MA Fine Art alumni 2015 at Walcot Chapel Gallery Bath. It was really good to see my paintings exhibited in such a beautiful building with other emerging artists paintings, installations and sculpture.
I am delighted to announce I will be exhibiting in the group show Cre-eight curated by Sightlines Projects . At Walcot Chapel gallery Bath. Private view Wednesday 17th February 4-7.30pm. 18-20th February 10-6pm. All welcome.
We are all artists who graduated from MA Fine Art 2015 at Bath Spa University
I would like to thank Anna Fairchild for curating Artmasters at The Old Truman Brewery over the weekend. I showed and met with a group of fantastic MA Fine Art graduates from around the country. It was an invaluable experience. Thank you for all of you who attended and bought my work. I hope you enjoyed the vibrant and eclectic mix of artworks.
Today I have been experimenting with different modelling pastes on their own and mixed with an acrylic colour one way of adding a texture to my paintings. I am colouring the paste to give a ground colour to then paint over with oil paint.
I have made a few sample canvases.
I applied Lascaux Structura and acrylic yellow ochre at the top and Natural Lascaux modelling paste C and acrylic yellow ochre on the bottom with a palette knife. Leave to dry overnight and I will apply another coat tomorrow. The structura is less coarse than the natural modelling paste. It was easy to apply over the burlap. Leaving part of the burlap is interesting.
Galeria heavy structure gel-very smooth easy to apply and dries clear.
Lascaux Structura-light-creamy-easy to colour-dries white and when coloured dries dark.
Natural Lascaux modelling paste A-very thick-added with acrylic medium becomes a creamy consistency.
Natural Lascaux modelling paste B-coarse gritty and easy to apply.
Natural Lascaux modelling paste C-very coarse and gritty.
Anslem Kiefer Royal Academy of art London 27Sep-14Dec 2014.
The exhibition explores the themes that run through Anslem Kiefer’s oeuvre. A retrospective and a number of new works made for the exhibition. Kiefer has achieved work that responds to poetry, myth, religion and the history of Germany post war years. He works across disciplines. As a viewer I see a portrayal of dereliction, construction and reconstruction with the use of meaning and depth. As a painter I see an artist working on a grand scale not afraid of using many unexpected materials together on a variety of surfaces.
The curator, Kathleen Soriano, working with Kiefer, begins and ends the show with artist books, from sketch and scrap books to bound watercolour paintings. Showing the importance of making the books has to his work. In his books he seeks to recreate a memory. The exhibition has left me asking questions about my work. Why do I keep returning to the Avon Gorge and the Marina at Portishead? Is it local history? Is it the past alongside the new? For example the history of the Gorge alongside modern structures. The lock and historical wooden structures at Portishead Marina with modern apartment buildings. I am seeking deep meaning and emotion within my work. The exhibition is incredibly powerful and has left me in awe of him and his work. I highly recommend a visit.