What a rewarding day at University Centre Somerset delivering an oil paint making workshop, giving an artist talk & sharing my work with such great BA Fine Art Degree students.
So engaging & welcoming. Discussing the materiality of paint, the passion for colour & the importance of drawing.
Working in the studio in isolation these last few weeks has helped me to immerse myself in my Alaska inspired works. In series oil & pigment paintings on plywood & canvas and line drawings in charcoal pencil on Fabriano paper. These are all works in progress using colour & drawing into painting.
So very pleased to be one of 6 international artists selected for Turps Banana/PADA Residency, Lisbon, Portugal in September 2019. An intensive 1 month programme mentored by Phil King editor of Turps Banana Magazine.
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 be the new featured artist at the award winning Ronnies of Thornbury. I successfully hung 13 paintings of various size, format and materials this week. My work covers the main restaurant, bar and upstairs dining area. My work consist of diptychs, oil paintings on burlap, aluminium & plywood also a framed piece on paper.
The richness of the colours on different surfaces have transformed the restaurant into a vibrant atmospheric dining experience.
Please do visit for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee. You will be looked after very well.
I am delighted to announce I am opening my studio from 29 April-8 May 2016. Celebrating the work of Clash Artspace artists as part of the Severn Vale Art Trail, Thornbury Arts Festival 2016. All welcome.
As part of my new liminal space series of waterfalls. I have been working on location, a visit to The Cleddon falls, Trellech,Wye Valley and in my new studio ‘Clash Art space’ in Thornbury, South Glos. Drawing locates me in the place, a way of finding things out, making different drawings of colour and composition. Whilst thinking about paintings I want to make, experiencing a sense of place.
Pencil and charcoal drawings on location.
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.
These charcoal & chalk drawings on paper,
are from my new series ‘Studies for Caves & Rockfalls’.
Painting is an inflexible presence refusing to be translated into any other form of expression…..it is an imminent and active presence at the same time. (Alberto Burri).