I am a Cambridge-based artist working with with painted and mixed media surfaces. 

 

My themes are nature-based, be it a vase of flowers, a wild garden or the memory of a walk taken through an inspiring landscape. 

 

For me making art is an immersive experience that allows me to explore colour and surface in an intuitive way. All my pieces are experiments as I have no tried and tested formula that I rely upon. I apply paint in layers that I then work back into through sanding and scraping,  in order to expose hidden sections and reveal elements of the painting's history. My work is always semi-abstract as I am led by what happens to media as I apply it in a variety of different ways to different surfaces. 

 The process of laying colour down in this chance way is thrilling but also exasperating at times. Many hours and many layers of paint can either fly or die in front of my eyes. I'm often defeated and have to walk away. However when a painting does work it is a deeply satisfying feeling  - one that compels me to repeat the process again and again. 

I have exhibited my work both nationally and internationally and I have been an active member of Cambridge Open Studios for over decade.I currently divide my time between my own studio practice , teaching Art and Design in central Cambridge and training other teachers working overseas.

All my work is for sale so do please contact me should you require more information.

Many thanks Clare