Clare Thatcher is a Contemporary British artist based in Bristol UK with a passion for painting.
Her work is deeply connected with a sense of place, taking influence from the idea of liminal space in landscape.
The locations she chooses and the focus of her attention is highly selective, personal and resonant of individual landscape features and associated thoughts, emotions and reflections. Central to her practice is the use of pure colour which she makes from pigments. Clare selects a limited palette and through the impact of colour and surface aims to capture the mood and sensation of an ever changing landscape.
Clare’s work responds to particular landscape features that make reference to transition and the consequences of perpetual flux, and which have had a profound effect on her whilst walking through coastal and tidal areas.
Clare has exhibited nationally & internationally including Paris, Liverpool, London, Northampton, Nottingham, Bristol and Bath, recently showcasing her work on paper in Hasselt, Belgium & Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair 2021. Clare has been selected for John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, RWA Academician Candidate 2019, 2020 Beep Painting Prize Biennial, Elysium Gallery, Swansea & London Sunny Art Prize 2021, Sunny Art Centre, Gray’s Inn Road, London.
Clare is co-founder of CLaSH Artspace Bristol, where she has a studio. She graduated from Bath Spa University with a Masters Degree in Fine Art and from the University of the West of England with a first class honors degree in Drawing and Applied arts. She has won an award to attend the Helsinki Drawing Laboratory at Aalto University, Helsinki (2013) and is an Artist Network Member at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2017-present).