I have lived within the Cambridgeshire county for the entirety of my living memory, and it has always been place brimming with art. I was fortunate to find Harry Clarke, a local hobbyist who has been painting for around 9 years, although he has kept much of his work close to his chest. He is an acrylic artist through and through, and in his words he loves the ‘richness in colours and versatility’ of the medium. Harry uses acrylic to experiment with a variety of styles, including impressionism, abstractism, naïve and even a touch of fauvism.
Clarke’s original style was reminiscent of the naïve, and he immediately found his inspiration in the places which he visited on his travels. His muse is one which he has used throughout the vast majority of his works and he continues to be inspired by the natural world. this has led him on a journey of one which encompasses experimentation and self improvement. His new collection, ‘Reflections’, is a testimony to this, plunging head first into the abstract. The selection of acrylics are diverse, yet compliment each other well, and one can view them differently everytime.
With Clarke currently working on his next collection it will be interesting to see the latest chapter in this ever changing artist’s work.
See more of Harry Clarke’s paintings here.