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Clare Haward

Clare Haward/Sleevenotes

Clare Haward
Clare Haward completed foundation studies at Camberwell College of Art in 1995, graduated with a 2.1 in Fine Art from Leeds University in 2000 and a postgraduate diploma in Fine Art at the Cyprus College of Art in 2009. Since then she has attended the painting and drawing masterclass programmes at Hatahana School in Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem Studio School, as well as undertaking residencies in Germany and Italy. She exhibits regularly and has had work selected for the Threadneedle Prize, the Lynn Painter Stainer Prize, the ING Discerning Eye and the New English Art Club. Clare has recently been awarded a Greenshields Foundation scholarship. Clare currently lives in London, where she combines her studio practice with teaching painting and drawing to adults.

The interplay between light and shadow often becomes the motif in Clare’s paintings. Clare is drawn to the correlation between light and shadow and the tension between revelation and concealment that is activated by light. Whether in the landscape or the studio, she finds herself preoccupied with the idea that a shadow is indivisible from the object, and under changing light conditions is a moving attribute of the objects stillness. What one can find when nature is truly observed is a key motivation in her work, and this close interrogation of her environment results in her paintings taking on a psychological dimension beyond the subject’s formal structure; one could say that in reproducing the world around her, she reveals something of the world within.
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