"I believe that drawing existed as a means of communication and of self-expression long before the spoken word and its language is not limited to paper, charcoal or print. For me, drawing may take the form of collage in almost any materials, assembling found objects, even sculpture.
In my latest show you will find examples of my drawing in different media and of my working process from lively sketches to very detailed drawings. Curiously, what appear to be simpler sketches often follow an intensely observed drawing of the same place. The result, a summation of my experience. Above all, my second solo exhibition celebrates a return to my first love of observation and response to time and place, but perhaps with a new intensity and vigour that I hope is evident in these latest works."
Rachel Lindsey Clark
The American Artist, Jim Dine described drawing as ‘… talking as clearly as I can’.
For Rachel drawing is a language at its most direct when she is drawing from life. The subject of her latest Exhibition is ‘Life in the City’. A visual expression of her experience of London. Where she hopes to convey its movement, drama, structures, overheard conversation, fleeting glimpses, changing weather and not forgetting, the ebb and flow of the mighty Thames.
London with its continually evolving Cityscape has been a source of wonder for Rachel since she was a teenager escaping from School in the dull suburbs and heading to Trafalgar Square by bus. She explored, on foot, all the Parks, Museums, Galleries and hidden treasures such as quiet squares and medieval churches. Remembering visits to her Grandfather, a sculptor, living and working near the fashionable King’s Road and the unforgettable sight of the glittering Thames, lit up by Chelsea Bridge at night on our journey home.
‘Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence’. Henri Matisse
Steam Tug Portwey £325
Original Collage £395
Wood Wharf, West India Dock. Original collage £675
Cherry blossom, Greenwich Park. Original collage £675