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.
Very pleased my drawing ‘Sense of Place II’ charcoal on paper, 122x152cm, 2018 has been selected for Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, DDESSINPARIS-DD 27th-29th March 2020. Curated by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge, The Drawing Hub Berlin.
Works on paper inspired by my time at PADA Studios Barreiro, Lisbon, Portugal.
Place_charcoal on paper_50x120cm
Unconscious Place (study)_charcoal on paper_25x80cm_2019
Unconscious Place (study)_charcoal on paper_25x45cm
Good to be out drawing again on location. Observational line drawings with charcoal pencil and chalk on paper.
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
A big thank you to everyone that came to support myself and Shirley Sharp at our first joint exhibition in a most wonderful gallery space in the heart of Bristol. We had an amazing week and met some very interesting people with whom we had great cultural conversations about art, music, food and poetry.
Come and join us this week to see our exhibition of paintings and drawings at Christmas Steps gallery, Bristol BS1 5BS. We are 2 artists Clare Thatcher & Shirley Sharp, from Bristol exhibiting together for the first time Liminal Space-thresholds of mind and place . We hung the work yesterday and are very happy with how it sits well together.
I am thrilled to be exhibiting for the first time with fellow artist & partner of CLaSH Artspace Shirley Sharp. Please go to Liminal Space: Thresholds of Mind and Place, Christmas Steps Gallery to see what we are doing. Hope to see you there.
Formation I. 2016. Oil on canvas. 200x150cm
Look… Myself & Shirley will be exhibiting new work together for the first time.
Please save the dates and come along for a wonderful art experience.