Clare Johnson’s current practice evolved as a result of a move from London to the north dock of the most Easterly town in England. Living in an industrial landscape has highlighted a long held love of practical buildings where the form follows the function. The prints celebrate the shape and beauty of these structures. The medium of the print incorporates inspiration drawn from early postcards, often depicted in glorious colour.
Clare uses a manipulated photograph to form a screen print, printed in a neutral tone. The main colours are added with a number of mono-types. This consists of rolling inks onto a plate which is placed onto the screen print and passed through an etching-press. The finished prints are in series of mostly up to 25. Each print is unique within the series. Clare now divides her time between Lowestoft and London. Hunting country wide for suitable industrial structures, landmarks and practical buildings. Her work has won prizes at the Eastern Open and been commissioned by Metro creative, Norfolk Tourists board and The National Theatre, London.
Clare has three new pieces in response to visits to Maldon, Chelmsford and Witham exclusively for her exhibition at HART & HAMM.