CLAIRE COOPER WALSH

    Training:

    1985-1986 - Art Foundation Course at Bournville School of Art

    1986-1989 - BA hons in Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art

    Solo Shows:

    Glasgow University
    Queens Hall, Edinburgh
    The Filmhouse, Edinburgh
    Harding House Gallery, Lincoln
    Cafe Fresh, Dunfermline
    Pillars of Hercules Organic Cafe, Fife
    Venue Xpresso, Alcester

    Mixed Shows:

    Affordable Art Fair, London                     Art Room 59, Dunfermline

    The Art Bay, Stoke-on Trent                    Aspect Prize, Paisley

    Atholl Gallery, Perthshire                          Ayrshire Open Art Exhibition
    Byre Theatre, St Andrews                        Carby Art Gallery, Aberdeen
    Ceres Gallery, Fife                                    Flat Cat Gallery, The Borders
    Frames Gallery, Perth                              Gold Gallery, Edinburgh
    Green Gallery, Perthshire                        GR Gallery, Dunbar
    Hanover Fine Arts, Edinburgh                 Joem Gallery, Kent
    Kate Modern, Worcestershire                 Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
    Little Gallery, Fife                                      Made in Scotland, Inverness
    Malvern Theatre                                        Obsidian Art, Buckinghamshire             
    Panik Gallery, Perthshire                         Shorelines Studio, Fife                           
    Strathearn Gallery, Perthshire                 Wildwood Gallery, Suffolk 

    I lived and worked in Scotland for 18 years, and moved to Worcestershire in 2010. Over those years, I worked in a variety of media including textiles and printmaking. Over the last 10 years I have worked in mixed media, and am also learning the crafts of weaving and feltmaking.I have undertaken various private painting commissions and also a textiles commission for the Archdiocese of Edinburgh, to produce a Lourdes pilgimage banner.

    I have always been inspired by the textures, colours and shapes found in nature, and over the years my work has become more abstract to reflect my fascination with colour and how it works with different textures and materials. My work is now very richly layered and harks back, in many ways, to the textiles work I produced some years ago. I am very much influenced by the work of Hundertwasser and Klimt, to name but a few.

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