Tutor - Painting & Drawing

Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson completed an MA in Fine Art at The University of Leeds in 1996. She is a tutor at The Open College of the Arts on the Painting, Drawing and Fine Art degree programmes. Clare lives and work in London and has regularly shown her work in group and solo exhibitions. Recent shows include: Seeing, Feeling, Forgetting, APT Gallery, London. Seedbomb, Terrace Gallery, London. Prosaic Mosaic: A survey of New painting, Bloc Projects Sheffield. Letter Home: Contemporary British Drawing, China Academy Of Art Museums. Blackweir Hollow (solo show) Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London. She has also been artist in residence at Cill Riailig Art Centre (2019) Aberystwyth Arts Centre (2011) Ballinglen Art Foundation (2006) Florence Trust Studios (1998)

Clare’s work investigates ways in which the process and materiality of painting relates to the experience of landscape and the tension between real and imagined spaces. Tonal shifts and a restricted palette refers to the diffused light and intervals of landscape, and its potential as a place of transition and transformation. Her paintings evolve out of a process of layering, removing, reworking and pushing oil paint to find a form that leaves evidence of its evolution. She is intrigued by the detail of a moment, curious shadows, subtle plays of light, memory, and the materiality of paint and canvas. Unveiling form through process.