York Fine Arts Presents its Newest Exhibition, 'Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire'
By: York Fine Arts
As one of the most exciting artistic talents to emerge out of Yorkshire in recent years, Clare Haley, praised as the 'Light of Yorkshire', captures the emotion and ethereal essence of the British landscape with unparalleled perception. As an active and ardent observer of cloud and weather consequences, Clare works primarily from memory, pushing the boundaries of imagination whilst retaining the organic integrity of her subject. In just a few short years, Clare has achieved marked success and recognition as a professional artist, gaining an international and loyal collector base enamoured of her work.
As Clare Haley was born and raised in West Yorkshire, it is no coincidence that Clare's largest solo exhibition of the year also coincides with Yorkshire Day, celebrated on the 1st of August. Gallery Manager Deanna Dawkins says, "It's always a natural conclusion to schedule Clare's annual exhibition to coincide with Yorkshire Day. Her passion for the northern landscape and her proud Yorkshire roots are so deeply ingrained in her paintings that really, a celebration of Clare's work is a celebration of Yorkshire itself and all that it has to offer."
Clare describes her work as "contemporary northern landscapes which mostly appear timeless, of any era—earthy, wild places to become lost in." She develops the atmospheric content of her paintings through location photography, research of weather and cloud consequences, imagined places and her experience living in an area of raw beauty. With nods to the drama of John Martin's apocalyptic paintings and to the colours and heritage of Sidney Richard Percy's landscapes, Clare's own unique style resurrects the tradition of British landscape painting and brings it into the 21st century with graceful transcendence.
The exhibition opens at York Fine Arts on Friday, 30th of July and runs until Sunday, 22nd of August 2021. Due to expected high volume of interest, an early viewing is recommended. Preview catalogues will also be available upon request.
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