East London based artist Clare Halifax creates illustrative screenprints inspired by cityscapes, scenes of nature and wildlife. Pattern and colour play an important role in giving Clare’s work a decorative and detailed appearance. Clare’s eye for aesthetic harmony instills balance and beauty in her art. Together with her refined palette, her attention to composition results in great skies or swirling patterns and seas of vibrant blues. Whether reflecting an everyday scene of city life, or zooming in on a moment in the wild, Clare’s ability to capture the character of a place makes for a collection of uniquely embellished and spirited prints.
Clare graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Printed Textile Design, before completing an MA in Multi Disciplinary Printmaking from University of the West of England. During her MA, Clare began developing her limited edition prints that have become her signature work. Prior to Clare’s MA and her career as a fine artist, Clare worked as a textile designer, and her experience in the fashion industry still informs the delicate patterns and styled design of her work.
Since graduating, the design-led style and patterned appearance of Clare’s work has led to commissions from the likes of V&A Museum, Tate, Liberty London, John Lewis, Coast Magazine and Farrow and Ball. Clare’s art has become established throughout the UK, showing in group shows, galleries and fairs, as well as solo exhibitions. Clare lives in Dalston, which has provided endless inspiration for her work, and currently creates her prints at the Print Club in London.
Read our Q&A In the Studio with Clare Halifax to find out more about the artist.