Cliff Crawford grew-up in the north-east of England studied and taught in the Midlands and now lives in Bexhill. Best described as an enthusiast with an inquiring nature, Cliff gains his artistic inspiration from the varied environments of the south coast.
Cliff is fascinated by process and uses both traditional and digital media to explore real and perceptual change through repetition, re-evaluation and reduction. Observation is central to his work and he uses repeating images to look again at what may have been overlooked to produce overlapping layers of interpretation and dialogue creating a visual narrative.
Having both a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and a Masters of Science in Information Technology, he experiences in his work the tension and synchronicity of these divergent disciplines.
CV & Education
I am a visual artist and digital draughtsman, employing physical and digital media to explore real and perceptual change through repetition, re-evaluation and reduction.
My work involves manipulating observational sampling and gestural line quality to invite a sensory response. I use repeating images to look again at what may have been overlooked and so produce overlapping layers of interpretation and dialogue, creating a visual narrative.
Leicester De Montfort University: MSc Information Technology
Leicester Polytechnic: PGCE Art and Design Education
Loughborough College of Art and Design: BA Hons Fine Art
Sheffield University: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Transitions, 10-29 October Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Summer Salon, 8-30 July Martyrs' Gallery, Lewes
Summer Open, 4-30 July Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
A Splash of Colour, 3-29 May Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Equinox, 17 Feb - 5 March Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Winter Open, Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Summer Open, 2 -25 August Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Art Fair, 12-31 July Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Obliterated Crow, 17-29 May Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill (solo exhibition)
Rising Talent, April Hastings Art Forum, St Leonards on Sea
Draw It Again Art Challenge: Winner and featured artist January ArtNoise.org.uk
Winter Open Exhibition, Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill
Blue Monkey Network, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
DLWP Artists Crit Group, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea