Ladies at Cougar Gallery

About the artist

Dawn Clarke
Dawn Clarke
Dawn Clarke

Paint

London
United Kingdom

    Statement

    My work has progressed into a journalistic statement of events in history and present. Like the graphite work some of it is serious, others quite light hearted. The images reflect the attitude of the daily news, with a serious start, but always ending on the light hearted. A good example of the light hearted is 'Ladies at Cougar Gallery, a gallery for ladies who have it all'. At this point my focus is on the light hearted paintings while in the past it was the more serious news. I would like to add the Cougar Gallery exhibits my early work, such as the landscapes. All the paintings/drawings link together. A good description of the 'Ladies at Cougar Galleries' is characterisations with a suggestion of satire. Each painting has a sense of humour.   

    Biography

    1980-1985
    Part of non-sectarian art group Belfast N.I. Exhibited and ran work shops. Sold jewellery.
    1985-1990
    Designed and made sets for drama groups. Involved in group exhibitions. Sold jewellery.
    1990-1995
    Created performance character based on tribal clown using body paint for carnival. Group exhibitions.
    1995-2000
    Started my relationship with art college. Experimented with everything. Exhibited in college venues.
    2000-2006
    Took my time doing a degree in painting. Formulated my own theory and put it into my work.
    2006-
    At present exhibiting mainly on web sites and art fairs.
    2007-
    started work on a three year project plan titled 'Episodes of Humanity'. Part one is title 'Reinterpretatio of the Massacre of the Innocent'. A graphite and oil work on paper.
    2007-
    Exhibited work 'Reinterpretation of the Massacre of the Innocents'.
    2007-
    exhibited in Pall Mall gallery
    2008-
    exhibited in chelsea library. Solo show of selected studies and the 'Massacre of the Innocents

    Exhibition History

    20011 : 18 jan to 14 feb  departure, art cantre,
    6-8 Commercial Rd 
    E14 6JU 
    2010 : august, ongoing  Real World Gallery, 65 Hanbury Street, E1 5JP. London. Close to Whitechapeal tube station. All sales go to Multiple Sclerosis Society, a charity which helps people with this neurological condition.
    2010: may  solo show, Biddles, 88 Lower Clapton Rd, E, London
    2009: november  group show, Matinsonn burgin Gallery
    2009: june  group show, Islington Arts Centre, London
    2009:may  group show, Chelsea Library, London
    2009:april  group show, KCC, Chelsea, London
    2009: march  solo show, Biddles, Hackney, London
    2008  solo show, Chelsea Library, London
    2008  solo show, Hackney Wick Arts Festival, London
    2008  group show, KCC, Chelsea, London
    2007  group show, Canterbury Christchurch, College, Kent, UK
    2007  Battersea Art Fair, London
    2007  group show, KCC, Chelsea, London
    2006  Battersea Art Fair, London
    2006  solo show , Lauriston Gallery, London