JEANNIE CLARK

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Jeannie ClarkVISUAL ARTIST, PAINTING, DRAWING, PRINTMAKING
Jeannie Clark’s work is influenced by an early love of drawing whilst studying at St Martins School of Art. Observed sketches inform all of her work, these are then adapted by imagination, a sense movement, accidental events and marks, and informed by reading poetry or selected text.
Drayton Street Studio, 29 Drayton St, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2JR
www.jeannieclark.co.uk
i: clark.jeannie
jeannie.oclark<at>gmail.com

See also my guests: Monday Art

When painting and drawing Jeannie uses the medium that works for the subject she is exploring. Her drawings often become small editions of collagraphs sometimes combined with lithography or monotypes.

  • I am a member of Leicester Print Workshop and part time teacher, with 40 years of teaching experience in drawing, printmaking, and painting.  I also work for the WEA, and have experience of teaching at level 3, HND, and degree level.
  • I am currently undertaking a printmaking residency with Katherine Jones in her Brixton studio and on Zoom.
  • I’m delighted to be part of New Art Exchange’s residency programme ‘Orbit’ which provides bespoke support for artists of all disciplines.

Recent Exhibitions: Harley Gallery Open, Derby Print Open, Sherwood Open Garden, Exhibition at Backlit, Open Studios Notts , Lady bay Arts Trail. For a full list of exhibitions see my website: www.jeannieclark.co.uk/exhibitions

Jeannie Cark - print a plateJEANNIE CLARK – STUDIO

It is a joy to turn the ground floor of my home into a gallery.  Some of the people who visit take part in my workshops and use my printmaking press, whilst others simply wish to see my workspace situated on the first floor.

JEANNIE CLARK – WORK

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.

First this video made for Real Creative Futures at New Art Exchange – whom I would like to warmly thank for their help and support. The video has three parts, firstly introducing my work, and working processes.  I move on to explore my collaboration with nature, and finally I demonstrate one of the printmaking processes that I use within my work.

  • Covid-19 forced a change in the direction of my work. 
  • I already had a project that I was developing, but it involved touch, and close body contact.  Needless to say this project remains unfinished. 
  • During this time social, personal restrictions, and practices impacted significantly on all our lives. Mostly out of frustration, I looked for a creative way to continue my work.  Daily walks became the norm, and I took refuge in the positive elements nature’s seasons offered. I developed a new appreciation of moody skies, mud, and the natural environment. 
  • Nature gradually became an unexpected companion, inspiration, and collaborator. Nature is both a mighty force that has caused harm and destruction for many, but equally it provides a positive force for good. 

Observed sketches inform all of my work, these are then adapted by imagination and accident. Much of my work explores movement, sensory experience and expressive mark- making in the form of drawings, printmaking or painting.

ACTIVITIES

Open Studio: 29-31 May (BH), 5-6 June, 10 – 5

  • If we are Face to Face just the weekends of 29-31st May and 5-6 June.
  • However, throughout May & June 2021 I will be posting “online” (drawing & printmaking) workshops, on my website at www.jeannieclark.co.uk. See also these resources: www.jeannieclark.co.uk/resources
  • No wheelchair access.
  • Unfortunately no refreshments, but there are lots of places in Sherwood to eat and drink.

I run online workshops for adults, who wish to explore drawing, painting, or printmaking. Each of my workshops take place in my Sherwood studio using Zoom. My teaching videos ensure participants can carry on with their creative journey in the comfort of their own home. During lockdown my art workshops have helped people keep in touch whilst continuing to be creative.

Can I invite you to view the printmaking video on combining Gelli plate prints, with linocuts: