Claire Sparkes RI
My paintings primarily focus on people whilst also encompassing still life, interiors, and landscape. At times my work crosses these boundaries interrelating and layering elements. This leads to the weaving of narratives that draw upon connections through time and place, as well as between cultures, individuals and mythologies.
Drawing is fundamental to my artistic practice. Techniques of drawing and painting merge within my work. I love the versatility and fluidity of watercolour and enjoy combining looser washes with layered detail. Mark-making is extremely important to me. Like calligraphy, it unravels the story of the painting over time.
Claire Sparkes studied a Fine Art Degree at the Liverpool Sir John Moores University and a Masters Degree in Fine Art Painting at the University for Creative Arts in Canterbury. She has exhibited regularly in London, other UK cities, and abroad in both group and solo exhibitions. Claire was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 2019 and is also a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Artists.
Society of Graphic Fine Artists