Clare’s work goes on show again at gallery

Clare Haley with one of her works at the Calder Gallery, Hebden Bridge
Clare Haley with one of her works at the Calder Gallery, Hebden Bridge
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A POPULAR artist is exhibiting her work again at a Hebden Bridge gallery.

Holmfirth-based Clare Haley’s paintings have been snapped up fast since she began displaying them at Calder Gallery last year.

Gallery owner Sue Allinson said: “We first took Clare’s paintings last January, and from the beginning customers rarely left the gallery without giving us appreciative comments. It is rare that an artist has such a wide and instant appeal.”

She added: “Clare’s paintings have an energy and vigour that attracts immediately, with dramatic sweeping landscapes and swirling skies that convey the power and scale of nature wonderfully well.

“Coupled with her use of a range of colours that evoke the aged varnish on an Old Master painting, Clare creates very modern landscapes that nevertheless have the feel of something antique, something classical.”

Clare said her paintings were initially inspired by “a bolt of excitement” she got during a school trip to London’s Tate gallery, where she was “overwhelmed” by three paintings by the early Victorian artist John Martin.

“The impact of that experience stayed with me and inspired a way of painting the landscape with over-exaggerated skies and mystical terrain,” she said.

The exhibition previews on Wednesday March 21 and runs until Sunday April 15. For more details call 01422 843832.

Being out in our ever-changing Yorkshire weather and simply feeling the force of the wind, how light reflects on recently rain saturated ground and watching cloud formations all power the scenes that Clare wants to paint.

The exhibition previews on Wednesday 21st March and runs until 15th April at the Calder Gallery in Market Street, Hebden Bridge tel. 843832 - www.caldergallery.co.uk.