A B O U T M E
Clare Rogers - ARTIST
I was born and brought up in Exeter, Devon and wanted to be an artist from the age of six! Constantly drawing, mainly from still life, I filled many sketchbooks and my school studies focussed mainly on art and design.
I moved to Plymouth in 1982 to train as a graphic designer and the influence of type and text, paper and design has never left me.
In 2011 I completed a First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Plymouth University and my focus turned to creating hand-made books. The books are a meeting place for my interest in writing poetry, extracting text, drawing and mark making. www.clarerogersartist.blogspot.co.uk
Since 2017, an interest in printmaking has become paramount in my practice, both complimenting my book work and expanding my engagement with fine art, especially within the vibrant artistic communities in the South West.
I still continue to draw, looking at landscapes, still life and occasionally portraits. I am fascinated
by how my drawing style has changed over the years and how it has responded to different teaching styles and the influence of other artists.
Among my influences are: Jeanette Barnes, Mary Gillett, Jackie Curtis, Sophie Calle, Richard Long, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Ivan Chermayeff..........
Clare Rogers CV
2020 Dartmoor Collective 'A Worked Landscape' Zine. Photography.
2020 Drawn to the Valley Artist Group Annual Exhibition, Tavistock. Prints and cards.
2020 Drawn to the Valley Artist Group Exhibition. (Online). Prints
2020 Positivity Exhibition. The Printery, Plymouth. Prints
2020 Plymouth Art Exhibition. (Online). Prints
2019 Drawn to the Valley Artist Group Winter Exhibition. Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls. Prints
2019 Drawn to the Valley Open Studios. Prints, Drawings, Hand-made Artist Books, Cards.
2019 Devon Artist Network Spring Exhibition. Harbour House, Kingsbridge. Prints
2019 Drawn to the Valley Spring Exhibition. Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls. Prints
2018 Autumnal Changes Exhibition. Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge. Prints.
2018 Devon Artist Network Spring Exhibition. Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge. Prints.
2017 Self Portrait Exhibition. Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge. Prints.
2017 Devon Artist Network Exhibition. The Clay Factory, Ivybridge. Prints.
2016 Transfer 3 Collaborative Exhibition. Devonport Live, Plymouth. Drawings.
2013 In Five Minutes. The Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Achives, NY. Drawings.
2013 The Gathering Collaborative Exhibition. The Pipe Gallery, Plymouth. Drawings and hand-made books.
2012 The Sketchbook Project. Brooklyn Art Library, NY. Sketchbook.
2012 From here you can almost see the sea. Solo Exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Drawings and hand-made books.
2012 Open Exhibition. Front Room Gallery, Plymouth. Drawings.
2011 First Class Hons Degree Fine Art. Plymouth University.
1986 HND Graphic Design. Plymouth College of Art.
F O U N D A R T
I enjoy observing objects, spaces, textures, colours and shapes. I take many photographs which I sometimes crop and occasionally manipulate.
These images often end up as inspiration for my printmaking and drawing.