Rachel’s colourful cards

November 29th, 2011

My exhibition has now ended. Thanks to everyone who came along!

A selection of 4 cards showing four of my print designs: Under the Arches, Cake, Walking by Brighton Pier and Waterloo are now available.

Please get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing. Each card measures 118 x 174mm (236 x 174mm unfolded) and comes with diamond flap white envelope and clear cellophane sleeve. The card weight is 300gsm and is gloss varnished. My cards can also be purchased from ‘Castor and Pollux’ seaside gallery and ‘Custard’ card and gift shop in Brighton.

Hop Exhibition

November 21st, 2011

It was the opening of my exhibition on saturday. Had a great time! Thankyou to everyone who came along.

The exhibition runs until 5pm on sunday (27th November) so there’s still time to catch it. Hope to see you there!

http://www.hopgallery.com/programme.html

Rachel Clark – New Work Exhibition

November 17th, 2011

My exhibition at the Hop Gallery in Lewes, Sussex starts this Saturday (19th November ) and runs until next Sunday (27th November). There will be new drawings and prints on show. Hope to see you there!

Opening hours Monday – Saturday 10.30am-5pm
Sunday 12noon-5pm

For more information, please see:

http://www.hopgallery.com/programme.html

Gemeente museum

November 15th, 2011

Visited the Gemeente museum in the Hague on Sunday. Currently ‘Paris: City of Modern Art’ is showing. The Centre Pompidou in Paris has loaned over 40 works which makes for a good show. Visitors wont be disappointed as many big names are featured including Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Leger and Dubuffet. The exhibition shows a broad range of paintings dating from 1900-1960. There’s even a Pop Art room which appears a little out of place considering the exhibition title. Less well known artists  such as dutch painter Bram Van Velde caught my eye. Really liked his vibrant, abstract and colourful drawings from the 1950’s and 60’s (shown here) and earlier figurative paintings.

There’s also a ‘Fashion Loves Art’ exhibition which I really enjoyed. The highlight for me was a small room dedicated to Sonia Delaunays fabric designs. Amazing timeless designs that’s she did in collaboration with Metz and Co in the late 1920’s and early 30s. She completed more than 2000 fabric designs varying from classic patterns to floral motifs and geometric designs.  Highly recommended.

http://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/index.php?id=000011

Amsterdam linocut

November 15th, 2011

I’m back in blighty. At the weekend I completed a linocut of an Amsterdam scene and printed it at the Ink Spot Press. Two colour printing in two variations this time.

Emma Mason British Prints

November 7th, 2011

I’m happy to report that Emma Mason is now selling a selection of my etchings, linocuts and screenprints.

Emma Mason has a wonderful gallery in Eastbourne and specialises in original, limited edition prints by printmakers working from the post war period to the present day.

http://www.emmamason.co.uk/cat_works.php?art=88

Amsterdam

November 6th, 2011

Enjoyed wandering around Amsterdam with no particular place to go. Sketching the architecture, passers by and trying to capture the cyclists whizzing past.

Ended up at the boeken markt in the Spui. Leafed through some old books and sat and sketched the visitors and stall holders.

Visited the Jewish museum. There are often great exhibitions here. Currently there’s an exhibition of Saul Leiter’s work ‘New York Reflections’. Was fantastic to see his photographs and paintings. Loved his colour photos from the 1950’s and 1960’s. He socialised in ‘The Club’ which was the watering hole to the Abstract Expressionists including DeKooning and Pollock.  His photographs showing fragments of New York street life have an instant appeal. Wonderful use of colour and composition and he often uses reflections and intersecting shapes and colour fields. The Haircut (1960) seen here is one of my favourites.

Next stop Cafe de Jaren to meet a friend. Before, I sat on the balcony and sketched towards the cinema. It’s getting darker earlier now and it was nice watching the sun go down. The sky turned pink which made for a very pretty view.

http://www.jhm.nl/english.aspx