TERESA CLEMENTS SCREENPRINTS
An instinctive curiosity to explore form and colour has always been at the heart of Teresa's (TC) work since studying at N.E Wales Institute of Art and Design in Wrexham (1991-1993), where she specialised in Ceramics.
Strong and bold use of colour is evidenced in all her work and this is something she investigated in depth during the late 90's whilst producing and selling stained glass mirrors.
Her attraction to water has been clear throughout her adult life, moving to Brighton in 1995 aboard a houseboat followed by various locations up and down the Sussex coast. She now lives in historic Arundel with the tidal Arun River flowing at the bottom of her garden. Innate love of water and its relationship with light and movement has been a constant influence, as well as the beauty of the Sussex coastline.
Along the way, Teresa has developed a love of photography as it allows her to explore form and light in an immediate way. As well as natural form, she began to observe architecture, trying to capture the essence of structures considering them from unusual angles.
Currently creating from 'Ink Spot Press' in Hove, screen printing allows Teresa to experiment with colour, building up images by layers with transparent colour bases and tonal separations to create the final artwork. Every print is hand-pulled using numerous exposed silkscreens making each one unique. At present she is establishing the technique of posterisation from her own original photographs. This process is a wonderful opportunity to combine her passions: for form - both natural and built, for colour and photography.
"I love walking with my camera on my local beaches and the South Downs. I've always been attracted to the shoreline, big dramatic skies and iconic architecture of the Sussex coast.
Screen printing has inspired me to interpret my photographs to create new artwork. The process of mixing and blending colours on a screen adds a freeness, resulting in variations in every print, making every one special" TC
EAST BEACH STUDIOS GALLERY
Beach parade, Worthing. West Sussex
Exhibited May 2021 to July 2021
BEACH ROAD GALLERY SUMMER COMPETITION
Beach Road Gallery/Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton, West Sussex
Awarded 1st place Judges Choice and Peoples Choice
Exhibited August 2021 to October 2021