Clare Thatcher

Painter                                                                                                                                                                         Co founder of Clash Artspace 2015

BA (hons) First Class Drawing and applied arts. University the West of England Bristol. 2011-2014

MA Fine Art. Bath Spa University. 2014-2015

Prize winner Sunny Art Prize 2022 London group exhibition

John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Royal West of England Academy, Artist Network Member

Singulart online gallery artist

I am an artist with painting and drawing at the heart of my practice. I make work deeply connected to a sense of place in response to particular landscape features that have had a profound effect on me, mostly in tidal and coastal areas. The locations I choose and the focus of my attention is highly selective and personal, one that evokes a very strong, emotional, felt response. Central to my practice is the use of pure colour which I make from pigment. I select a limited palette and through the impact of both colour and surface I aim to capture the mood and sensation of an ever-changing landscape. My work has always been about place, specific visited places and so particularly understood by drawing directly. I use drawing and painting as a visual language to express my most inner thoughts and emotions. My paintings tell a story with strong narratives, carrying intense experiences felt when in a place.

These paintings (part of large continuing series of works Quiet Space and Spirit of Place) are from a new world, Alaska I visited just once in 2019 and a place near to me revisited many times along the English Cornish Coast.