With a background in printed textile design and an MA in printmaking from Bristol UWE, Clare Halifax is a London based artist producing intensely detailed limited edition screenprints. Her intricately designed scenes are inspired by her everyday environment and depict cityscapes, landscapes, botanicals and occasionally animals. Initially using a fine ink pen to painstakingly hand draw the layers, Clare then exposes her drawings on to a screen to create her complex, multi-layered, hand printed works.
Embracing her knowledge of textile design, Clare uses pattern, colour and play to create rhythmic and meticulous artworks that viewers can dive into, journey through, and get lost in.
“The challenge of a new drawing is the composition and layout, making sure all elements are placed correctly and in line with each other. Once I have achieved this, filling in the detail becomes almost meditative, creating patterns within the patterns that make up the final piece.”