Thank you so much for all your votes and to The Curious Duke Gallery. Unfortunately my painting ‘Grey Rock’ did not make the short list this time. Reaching the long list was very rewarding especially given the high calibre of the competition. It generated an incredible amount of activity on social media which was fun and great for my profile.
My painting ‘Grey Rock’ has made the long list for The Secret Art Prize, which is run by Curious Duke Gallery in London. This is fantastic news as the gallery would be an amazing environment to showcase for my work.
As my painting has made it to the long list, it is eligible for the ‘Peoples Choice Award’ and the winner will directly make it through to the final selection. The final works will be selected by this years judges, Radio 1 Trevor Nelson, artist Mark Powell, director/curator Anna Smithson, art historian Ana Bambic Kostov, director Frankie Shea and writer Anna McNay. I really want to make it through as this is a great opportunity!
Voting runs until 28th August. Please vote for me here.
I have been selected to take part in Pattern; Exchanged, Unraveled at Fringe Arts Bath 2016. 21/22 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1BZ. FaB is an annual arts festival which, this year, runs from Friday 27th May-Sunday 12th June. 11-6. The Private view is on Friday 27th May 6.30-10. All welcome.
Installation view (detail)
A few photos from the open studios
I am opening my studio to the public for the first time. Showcasing a selection of my latest paintings and drawings from a large body of work titled ‘Transition of Place, paintings, 2016’. From 29 April to 8 May as part of the Severn Vale art trail 2016. Please do come. All welcome.
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.
I am looking forward to attending the private view of The International Postcard Show at Surface Gallery, Nottingham, this Friday 15 January. On until 13 February 2016. Where I am exhibiting 5 pieces of art works. All welcome.
Oil on paper. 2015
I am delighted my drawing Nuclear Fallout features on the Annual Red Line art works awards website. Raising awareness about the big global issues.
I am delighted to be participating in The International Postcard Show at Surface Gallery, Nottingham. 16th January-13th February 2016. Featuring hundreds of original works in different media by established and aspiring artists.
Clare Thatcher. Oil paint on paper.
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.