1968 - ?

Clare Curtis

Born at Thaxted, Essex in 1968, where she spent the first three years of her childhood but in 1971 she moved to Felixstowe, Suffolk. Clare trained at Suffolk College, Ipswich 1986-1988 then at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee to study illustration and printmaking, graduating in 1991. On leaving Scotland, she moved to London as a freelance illustrator, working at the same time as an evening class teacher. During this period she worked mainly in cut paper collage and applied her illustration work in many diverse areas within the publishing and design industries including magazines, promotional and corporate literature, adult and children’s books, greetings cards and an animated title sequences for BBC television. In 1997 she returned to Suffolk and recommenced printmaking which was a gradual process of acquiring equipment and learning as she went along but relief printmaking is now her main focus. She currently lives at 22 Penfold Road, Felixstowe, a house that originally belonged to her grandfather which is where she works and prints. She exhibits at Romany Studio, Tunstall, Suffolk; Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh; Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich; Gallery 9, Bath; Serena Hall Gallery, Southwold; Snape Maltings Gallery; Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk; The Assembly House, Norwich; Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge and elsewhere. Her prints are reproduced on Art Angel Cards, and in recent years Clare has worked for publishers Faber & Faber and Random House with her linocuts have been used on packaging for Mornflake Cereal, the National Trust and Adnams Brewery. Since 2012 she has worked with The Curwen Studio producing hand drawn lithographs.

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