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'Wilderness' - shortlisted for the Westmoreland Landscape

prize 2019

Clare Buckle provokes a closer look at places frequently not considered to be of aesthetic value; urban and suburban neighbourhoods, a local scrap of green space, nondescript business parks and monumental industrial buildings.

Growing up on the edge of a town in the North East of England gave her an appreciation of urban and rural.  Factory buildings and industrial units at the end of her childhood street prompted a sense of mystery of the processes within while the countryside beyond provided freedom and adventure.

Through the inherent repetition involved in the process of printmaking, Clare explores atmosphere, mood through carefully considered variations or progressions in colour. Manipulated photographic images question our sense of reality, with the resulting potential to evoke beauty, wonder, or perhaps unease. 

Painting allows a more intuitive and spontaneous response to colour, light and shape in the landscape.


Her popular workshops, both face-to-face and online, cover a range of art media and techniques.

Selected exhibitions

  • ING Discerning Eye 2023 - Mall Galleries, London

  • Sussex Contemporary 2023, i360 Brighton

  • 'For The Love of Print' Sussex Women Printmakers at the Grange, Rottingdean 2023

  • Claremont Hotel Hove, Brighton Festival 2023

  • 358 Ditchling Road, Brighton Festival 2022

  • Man vs Machine, Bare Bone Gallery, Hastings 2022

  • The Natural Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2019

  • Westmoreland Landscape Prize, Rheged Centre, Penrith 2019

  • The Printhouse, Brighton Festival 2018 & 2019

  • ‘The Other House’ – BMECP Centre, Brighton, 2018

  • Inkspot Press, Brighton Festival 2017

  • Photo Fringe, Claremont Hotel, Brighton 2016

  • East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne July 2016

  • Claremont Hotel Hove, Brighton Festival 2016

  • Bip-Art Open and print exchange, Brighton 2014

  • Bip-Art Open and print exchange, Brighton 2013 - 2015

  • Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park London 2010 - 2014



BA (Hons) Graphic Design / Illustration – Bristol Polytechnic (1984 – 1987)

MA Communication Arts – Royal College of Art, London (1987 – 1989)

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