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Tree painted white
Spirit of the Orchard by Clive Wakeford

Featured Artist - Clive Wakeford

An abstract artist who works in a broad range of fields from installations to painting whose goal is to inspire audiences.

Clive Wakeford

Recent exhibitions include; Stowhealth Healthy air, MInories Colchester, Digby Gallery Colchester, Christmas Magic festival Brentwood, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Little Death London, On the Wall London.

Wakeford has also exhibited at Bloomberg space, London; Cabaret Voltaire in Colchester, Beecroft open 2003 and 2004, Les Livres Gallery, Head Street Gallery, Life Gallery, Connaught Gallery, Shakespeare gallery, the art Cafe in Colchester and the Tower Gallery in Walton.

PG certificate Health and the Arts (Anglia University 2005)
BA first class Hons in Fine Art (Maidstone College of Art 1975)
Foundation in Fine Arts (Southend Art College 1974)

tree painted red against lilac foliage
Aborgan VI by Clive Wakeford

"During the last two years not only has my work developed significantly but I have also given far greater attention to sharing my work with audiences, principally through local galleries.

Completing a PG Certificate in Health and the Arts at Anglia Polytechnic University this year not only gave me greater exposure to the concepts of using the arts as a means of enhancing both personal and society's state of well-being but has also had an influence on my work."

branches of tree painted red
Aborgan V by Clive Wakeford

Wakeford's latest paintings are a sequence of canvases that explore the relationship between naked trees and the inner-self. "An exploration that seeks to synergise the images created through the natural shapes of leafless trees with the organic structures that we are made of."

Trees are a recurring theme in his work as is the use of natural structures, but studies into Health and the Arts have provided a different perspective, resulting in an investigation of the use of his work in health environments.

The exploration of naked trees has culminated in a shift to paint actual trees and Wakeford has recently completed a number of projects including work at Hyde Hall Gardens in Rettendon. The common theme being to bring art into non-gallery settings, suprising the audience and engaging them to challenge their preconceived ideas over art and its function in society.

Contact the artist: artbyclive@yahoo.co.uk

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