Photo: Clare Petherick in London

Clare Petherick


I am primarily a drawing based artist. When I begin a new body of work I spend a period of time researching and developing a completely new way of working. Its almost like doing research for a film, as what unfolds is like a journey or story that takes place on location. A very strong influence on my work was a book I read some years ago by Jenni Diski. Skating to Antarctica describes the authorโ€™s compulsion for white spaces, and leads her to seek the ultimate white space at the bottom of the world. Landscape as a state of mind inspired me to produce the Winter drawings which were both short listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2004 and selected for the Bloomberg Contemporaries in 2005. The Untitled drawings where created on a Devon beach, almost moonscape in appearance one of the drawings was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. read full statement

Location London
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies
Artforms Project, Drawing
Tags Drawing, Location work, Series, Landscapes, contemporary, varied media, 2-D

News & Events

  • Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013

    14/03/2014 – 26/04/2014
    Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christ Church University, 22-23 St. Peter's St, Canterbury

    I have been shortlisted for the third time.

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