Self portrait

19 May 2020

At yesterday’s Zoom drawing club most people decide to take up the challenge of a self portrait including me!

Dover Printfest2020

17 May 2020

I am taking part in the Dover printfest2020 and will be selling some prints in the online print fair. Due to pandemic safety restrictions, all the Dover Printfest2020  events will be hosted in an online format.

Dover Printfest2020 is organised in association with the Fête de l’estampe events taking place across Europe and being delivered together with Future Foundry, the Dover Studio Collective and Dover Arts Development.

Find the printfest and print fair on instagram: #doverprintfest2020 #doverprintfair2020. Anyone can showcase their prints using #doverprintfest2020

New series of chemo drawings and diary work

13 May 2020

I’ve started on series 2 of my chemo drawings and started a diary which will probably have occasional entries. I had a break in treatment due to covid-19 so relieved to have started again.

Commemorative quilt and Dwell Time

9 May 2020

DIGITAL QUILT

I was delighted to be invited to contribute to a ‘Digital Quilt’ made up of individual artworks to commemorate the lives of former MA Fine Art Course Director Joanna Greenhill and former Senior Lecturer Dr Kate Love at Central St Martins, both of whom have recently passed away.

DWELL TIME

One of my chemo day drawings is included on page 11 of edition 2 of Dwell Time: Dwell Time is a free publication and you can buy postage to have a copy delivered to you.

Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit publication reflecting on mental wellbeing, established in 2018 by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama.

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

#30 Chemo day drawing 25 November 2019 #2

Isolation and lockdown

14 Apr 2020

Still in isolation obviously and only allowed to go into the garden. I am waiting anxiously to see what treatment I am offered when I have my telephone consultation with the oncologist at the end of the month.

In the meantime I am working on some watercolours when the weather is good enough and also some drawings and prints.

Unanticipated world #3
Clare Smith Unanticipated world #4, Acrylic and ink on Xuan paper, 37x28cm, 2020
Unanticipated world #5, acrylic on Xuan paper, 78x29cm, 2020
Bay leaf and jasmine, watercolour, 26x18cm, 2020

Corona virus lockdown

27 Mar 2020

So two shows postponed and in lockdown at home. I made a series of Easter cards and prints just before having to self-isolate and have sold all the Easter cards and a couple of the lino prints.

I’ve started a series of black and white drawings – “Family stories” is the working title

and I have been reworking some old drawings

Sales

18 Feb 2020

This one has sold

 

Art <£100

15 Feb 2020

Exhibition on for 3 weeks at The Gallery at Nice Things 19-21 Harbour st, Ramsgate, CT11 8HA

Happy Year of the Rat

11 Feb 2020

The Chinese Year of the Rat started on 25 January 2020 and the year is l00king busy already with an online exhibition over on  Baby Forest of a curated selection from my Beachtime stories series of 100 ink drawings.  Many of the pieces are for sale in my shop.

#97 Corton Beach

I am working on some pencil drawings and also the abstract watercolour series Hug those you love and will show a selection at Brew Folkestone in April.

 

Reworking #13, Collage, ink and watercolour on paper