"In the presence of things" May 2018
We at Staacks are very excited to have Clare as a participating artist in our May exhibition. This collection of still life paintings has taken objects that are often taken as ordinary and promoted them to objects of beauty, intrigue and adornment.
Clare is a Liverpool based artist, working from Hub Studio in the old Cains Brewery. She is usually a painter of landscape and cityscapes (as shown in her past submissions) and has really enjoyed a complete change of subject matter for this show. Still life and flowers are somewhat of a family tradition, as Clare comes from a family of painters stretching back to her great grandfather. Painting this motif has enabled her to be quite experimental in her use of acrylics, while also exploring her passion for colour.