Approved: 08.09.2008

Clare Maynard

Artist

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Approved: 08.09.2008

I am currently working on a painting projects concerning my memories of journeys and places. In my work I try to reflect the sense of freedom I have experienced in these places. I am also interested in the crossover between urban and rural environs. Sometimes I represent the intermediate visual experience of transition or travel across landscapes, capturing particular subjects which are fleeting and unusual. In between the trilogies. The challenge for me is to produce works which encompass the atmosphere and depth of a place. The first part of a recent trilogy was 'Memory of Snow' a series of large landscape paintings based on a winter in the Czech Republic and exhibited with Welsh landscapes of a similar theme. These were exhibited in Wales and Berlin in 2007. 'Memory of Light' part two of the trilogy was painting and photography based, shown at Oriel Mwldan, Wales 2011 and at Oriel Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon also in the interior of a government building in Berlin, Germany 2011. The third and last part of the trilogy 'Memory of Fire' photographs based on travels to Rome and the surrounding region of Lazio, the landscape and exhibited at The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany, 2013.

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Biography

I am currently working on a painting projects concerning my memories of journeys and places. In my work I try to reflect the sense of freedom I have experienced in these places. I am also interested in the crossover between urban and rural environs. Sometimes I represent the intermediate visual experience of transition or travel across landscapes, capturing particular subjects which are fleeting and unusual. In between the trilogies. The challenge for me is to produce works which encompass the atmosphere and depth of a place. The first part of a recent trilogy was 'Memory of Snow' a series of large landscape paintings based on a winter in the Czech Republic and exhibited with Welsh landscapes of a similar theme. These were exhibited in Wales and Berlin in 2007. 'Memory of Light' part two of the trilogy was painting and photography based, shown at Oriel Mwldan, Wales 2011 and at Oriel Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon also in the interior of a government building in Berlin, Germany 2011. The third and last part of the trilogy 'Memory of Fire' photographs based on travels to Rome and the surrounding region of Lazio, the landscape and exhibited at The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany, 2013.

Work in progress Inter-tidal, paintings around coastal Wales over two years exhibition, Wyeside arts centre, Wales

Awards ;

2010; Production award for Memory of Light Arts Council of Wales

2006  Individual artist project award for Memory of Snow, Arts Council of Wales

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2013 - Memory of Fire, Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany 2011 - Memory of Light, Oriel Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, Wales UK 2011 - Memory of Light, Oriel Mwldan, (Theatr Mwldan), Cardigan 2011 - Memory of Light/Atgof o Oleuni, German Federal Ministry of Finance building, Berlin, Germany 2011 - Memory of Light-Preview works, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin Germany 2008 - Memory of Snow-Czech Republic and Wales project, Oriel Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, Wales 2007 - Memory of Snow, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales 2007 - Memory of Snow-Czech Republic and Wales project, Theatr Harlech, Harlech, Wales Group exhibitions 2010 - Origin of Colour, School of Geosciences, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 2009 - Chasing Flames, turn-berlin gallery, Berlin, Germany 2009 - Group show for painters (czech dream + trainlights), turn-berlin, Berlin 2009 - Group show, paintings based on environment & travel, Waterloo Action Centre Gallery, Waterloo, London UK 2007 - Undercover-Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales 2006 - Two Cubed, Oriel Cambria Gallery, Tregaron, Wales 2005 - Selected Landscapes, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales 2000 - Open exhibition, MOMA Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth, Wales Curated projects 2011 - Memory of Light, Oriel Mwldan (Theatr Mwldan), Cardigan