John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibitor.
Clare’s work is deeply connected with a sense of place. The locations she chooses and the focus of her attention is highly selective, personal and resonant of individual landscape features, associated thoughts, emotions and reflections. Central to Clare’s practice is the use of pure colour which she makes from pigment. 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.
These paintings are Clare’s response 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.