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Art blog of award winning British fine artist Bernie Clarkson; born and bred in the North East of England; living and working in London.
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Limited Space Series 1 2012

I became increasingly interested in the psychological space suggested between painted figures. In these cropped scenes the viewer can make real or imagined interpretations of the scene....

MFA Exhibition 2012

My Masters final exhibition in 2012 consisted of 4 series of paintings. Paintings on board, paintings on card, paintings on wooden blocks and one large work on canvas. The work was based on a relationship between 2 people where time and space is non specific....

Five Minute Paintings

I've called these 5 minute paintings but in reality they take longer some, like the first one which was a birthday card for my daughter took about an hour....

Xmas Gift Tiles 2013

Each Xmas I've taken to painting 5cm tiles with little images to give as Xmas presents....

Girl on a Bed with Dog 2015

This painting began life as an image of a young girl sitting on a bed in a bedroom. As usual it has gone through many changes from literal and realistic imagery of photographic type wall pictures to blurred and surreal wallscapes. The overall effect is...

Poppy and Todd at the Beach 2015

Despite being a fair distance from the sea I made a few paintings with the beach as a backdrop. The painting is quite primitive and the landscape is divided into three. ...

The ‘WALKER” Paintings 2015

These 6 paintings were made over the summer of 2015 while taking part in the Walthamstow Arts Trail. It was a lovely summer so I was able to work outside. The images are taken from our old family album of myself, sisters and mum and...

Three Women Called Grace 2015

This is the first painting I made after coming back from the painting course in Aubais. I'm pleased to be working in a more abstract way again but I realise in order to paint this way I need to be working on quite a few...