Working intuitively, Clare Emily seeks to embrace the essence of vast natural landscapes in her work, exploring the sense of depth and how light interacts with the sea. This is conveyed particularly by her impasto use of acrylic, applied with a palette knife to create layers and textural interest. The interplay of colour and depiction of weather also play a major role in her style. The result is visually aesthetic, crisp and contemporary, semi-abstract art.
Clare's work is heavily influenced by the British coastline, particularly Chichester Harbour, where she is partly based. She is a self-taught painter, having originally trained as a cellist.
3 - 5 March | The Contemporary Art Fair | Stand 24 | Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey, KT10 9AJ| contemporaryartfairs.co.uk
2 March - 29 April | 35 North Contemporary Fine Art | 35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB | 35northgallery.com
27 March - 2 April | PO10, 7 High St, Emsworth, PO10 7AQ | po10online.co.uk
22 - 23 April & 29 April - 1 May | Emsworth Arts Trail | Emsworth Community Centre, PO10 7DD | emsworthartstrail.org.uk
12 - 14 May | Sussex Art Fair | Goodwood Racecourse, PO18 0PS | sussexartfair.co.uk
13 - 14 & 20 - 21 May | Dulwich Festival Artists' Open House | The Palmerston, Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EP | dulwichfestival.co.uk
6 - 25 June | Oxmarket Contemporary | Summer Exhibition | St Andrews Court, Chichester PO19 1YH | oxmarket.org
29 June - 5 July | Quay Gallery | Snape Maltings | Suffolk, IP17 1SP
14 - 15 & 21 - 22 May | Dulwich Festival Artists' Open House | The Palmerston, Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EP
31 Aug - 4 September | Fitzrovia Gallery | 139 Whitfield St, London, W1T 5EN
23 - 25 September | The Contemporary Art Fair (Surrey Autumn) | Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, KT10 9AJ
14 - 16 October | Landmark Art Fair | Teddington, TW11 9NN