Clare Ashford

Clare Ashford

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  Artist: Clare Ashford
 Live in: London, United Kingdom
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Clare Ashford Artist Bio:

Recently based back in London, Clare has lived overseas for 30 years. Before taking up painting full time she worked in fashion design in both London and Hong Kong. Although largely self-developed as an artist, Clare has studied both Chinese and Western watercolour painting. This technical background has provided her with the inspiration to experiment with a variety of painting media and subject matter, more recently concentrating on oils on a canvas support. Clare has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Asia and Europe over the past decade, and her work is collected by clients across the world. Art Statement: Painting for me is an all-encompassing activity, much like meditation. I am addicted to the total immersion of the conscious self as I try to grasp the quintessence of my artistic endeavours, the insight gained during the journey taken, being more significant than the destination. It is somewhat like having a conversation, albeit with myself. Involving my art with an audience is the sharing of those private conversations – daunting but inevitable. In the resulting work I hope that I am able to point towards the wealth of beauty that surrounds us in the rich spectacle of everyday life. My observation is that many people don’t seem to have the time or inclination to properly ‘see’ the things that surround them, particularly with regard to today’s increasing reliance on digital technology, which seems to get in the way of an authentic experience. Acrylic colour would no doubt provide the perfect colour from the tube for my chosen subject matter, but I prefer the richness of oil paint, and in particular have turned to glazing of pure colours to give the radiance I desire. ‘My ambition is just to make you a little more aware than you were the day before of how beautiful the world is.’ Bob Irwin