Title: Fruits of Our Labour
Medium: Screen Print
Image size: W72cm x H50cm
Signed: Signed bottom right and editioned bottom left
Summer arrives at the allotment, and the waiting is over. A woman harvests runner beans as fast as she can, while the chard, with its thickly ridged ruby red stalks and fleshy green leaves almost seems to grow before our eyes. Raspberry canes are heavy with fruit and the brassicas are pushing through their improvised cages of upturned hanging baskets. Functional tools, the wheelbarrow and the watering can, blend with the beauty of riotous growth and sheer abundance. The solitary white chair will remain empty for the next few months. There’s no time to spare for sitting down.
Clare Curtis studied illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone Collage of Art in Dundee. After spending some time in London developing a career in illustration she returned to her home town of Felixstowe in Suffolk to pursue her love of printmaking.
Clare's work reflects her love of British 20th century Art and Design and although subject matter can vary inevitably plant forms find their way into most of her work. Whilst exhibiting her prints around the UK she continues to use her illustrative skills working for individuals who share her enthusiasm for printing, illustration and design.