Artist | Clare Curtis
Clare Curtis is influenced by 20th century British Art and Design, and her work often depicts botanical subjects and the East Anglian coast with its jumble of flotsam and jetsam, shacks and boats. Her main focus is relief printmaking, for which she uses traditional printing methods.
Clare's earliest memories are of Thaxted in Essex where she spent her early years; but it was in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where she grew up. Clare studied Illustration and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and graduated with honours in 1991.
From Scotland she moved to London establishing herself as a freelance Illustrator whilst working as an evening class teacher. During this period she worked mainly in cut paper collage and applied her illustration work in many diverse areas within the publishing and design industries. This included magazines, promotional and corporate literature, adult and children’s books, greetings cards and an animated title sequence for BBC television.
However, working in London became mainly a matter of surviving, with little room for creativity. So in 1997 she made the decision to return to Suffolk and fulfill her chief ambition to start printmaking again. It was a gradual process of acquiring equipment and learning as she went along, but over time relief printmaking became her main focus.
Today Clare lives by the sea, in the house she grew up in which originally belonged to her grandfather. This is where she now works and prints.
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email me or call us to find out more. Prices for Clare's work range from £120 - £300 for framed work.