Interview with Clare Thatcher | Rise Art

Figurative, abstract.

 

Do you paint from memory or are you representing unique places in your paintings?

I commence with observational drawing in the landscape, an understanding of how factors suit collectively, imagining about place and why I continue to keep returning. I make do the job deeply linked to a perception of location in response to certain landscape capabilities that have had a profound influence on me mostly in tidal and coastal places. These sketchbook drawings are then translated to substantial scale charcoal line drawings in the studio providing up lots of choices for paint, colour. Memory, considered and emotions are all captured and translated in the language of line to my paintings.

Harmony of Put I, 2021, Clare Thatcher

 

What attracts you to painting mountainous landscapes?

The scale and the sheer presence of these momentous rock formations with the electric power of the sea can make me truly feel so confused and in awe of the this kind of force of mother nature.

 

How has your apply developed above the a long time?

Likely in further, asking queries, regularly pushing the function, step by step the operate has developed up over time. Color is an important portion of the work and is a massive subject, I take pleasure in the issues it brings. I adore doing the job large and possessing perform picked for recognised art prizes and assist from individuals I rely on has offered me the self confidence and endorsement to keep likely.

Eyesight of Landscape, 2018, Clare Thatcher

 

What is an ordinary working day like in your studio?

I sweep the flooring right before I get started and at the close of the working day. I generally have espresso, chocolate and fruit at hand. A comfy chair but not to comfortable and audio is important to settle my mind. I usually have a quantity of will work on the go at the exact same time this will help with the dialogue. I consider normal breaks enabling me to target and move again from the do the job.

 

How do you occur up with the titles for your paintings?

I experience them when creating, allowing the get the job done discuss to me.

I Wander in Beauty, 2021, Clare Thatcher

 

What/Who are your key influences?

Searching at art in museums and galleries. My earlier tutor and mentor, painter Richard Kenton Webb, foremost British summary artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, colourists Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard.

 

Who are some Rise Artwork artists with perform you happen to be experiencing at the minute?

Iain Andrews, Enzo Marr and Steph Goodger.

Quiet Room, 2020, Clare Thatcher

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