Clare Maria Wood
Clare Maria Wood is a full time painter and printmaker based in Cambridge. She studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, going on to post graduate studies at Goldsmiths University. She became fascinated by printmaking in 2001 and went on to teach it for fifteen years.
Clare grew up in the remote North Yorkshire village of Goathland and went to school in Whitby. The rugged and changeable moorland setting and busy fishing town has provided her with endless subject matter for her landscapes and landforms.
Her most recent collagraphs are inspired by weathered forms; prehistoric rock formations, geological strata, sea-drift and timeworn fragments. She often combines collagraphs, rust transfer and chine colle into her hand pulled prints, enjoying the contrast between fluid areas and intense harder forms. Her hand cut plates evolve through cutting, burning and scoring the surface and edge of the plate until she is happy with the outcome. Each print has its own unique quality with delicate variations of colour, placement of chine colle and rust transfer. She finds the painterly approach of creating ‘one off ‘ prints very rewarding.
Clare Maria Wood demonstrating how she creates her collagraphs
The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £160 - £270.