An artist who works in a broad range of artistic fields from environmental artworks to installations and painting and whose goal is to inspire audiences

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SKILLS

A versatile artist completing public environmental artworks, installations and abstract paintings on a variety of themes inspired by personal experiences of life and nature.

Installation locations have included parks, farms, gardens, offices and libraries.

Abstract paintings have evolved from hard-edged geometrical rhythms to exploration of naked trees.

Media used : trees, found objects, neon, LED matrix signs and acrylics on canvas.


CURRENT ACTIVITIES SKILLS

Installing new art gallery in the Colchester Walkin Centre to provide artists with the opportunity to exhibit within a very busy healthcare environment

Creating public environmental installations using trees and other media for Basildon Council, Colchester Council and Hyde Hall RHS gardens.

Focus on showing my works rather than just creating them as I wish to share my art with as wide an audience as possible.

Investigating the use of LED microchip technology to develop a sequence of signs, which explore the use of words as a creative medium.

Creating 2 sequences of paintings one inspired by the energy of trees and the other by the relationship between natural and man made forms.


CURRENT PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

WHY? 68 1 metre tall male and female figures sculpted from Idigbo wood and installed in Wat Tyler Sculpture Park as a commission from Basildon Council in 2006

A120 Ghost Tree: 50ft high currently being painted, alongside A120 link

Arborgan: painted cherry tree Ipswich Road Colchester (2005)

Arborgan IV: painted tree Ipswich Road Colchester (2005)

Arborgan V: painted crab apple Stanway (2005)

Arborgan VI: painted oak tree Essex University Sculpture Trail (2005)

Reach for the Sky: painted silver birch Hyde Hall RHS garden (2005)

Hermione’s Surprise: painted cherry tree Hyde Hall RHS garden (2005)

Ghost in the Park: painted fir tree Castle Park Colchester (2005)


RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

Shortlisted for the 2006 Design A Laminate National Competition

Re Generation national exhibition exploring artists' repsonses to cancer @ County Hall London November 2006

50 over 50 national exhibition celebrating older artists @ Brighton University Gallery July- August 2006

Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford solo exhibition of recent paintings June- July 2006

Farleigh Hospice Chelmsford solo exhibition of recent paintings August - November 2006

Over The Sofa Wivenhoe solo exhibition of recent work August - September 2006

Portraits group exhibition @ The Minories Gallery Colchester July - August 2006

Landmarks III European group environmental art exhition @ Lowood Gallery Melmerby April - June 2006

Art of Words Fairfields Arts Centre Basingstoke (September 2005)

Colchester Borough Council commission for public environmental artworks (2005)

Wat Tyler Sculpture Park commission for public environmental artworks (September 2005)

Hyde Hall RHS Garden commission for public environmental artworks (June 2006)

EAT ART Riverhouse Gallery Walton On Thames (November 2005)

Passionately Pink Artshed gallery Ware (September 2005)

Cabaret Voltaire Colchester (December 2005)

Friary Gallery Maldon (January 2006)

Essex University (July 2006)

Waitrose Gallery Brighton (August 2005)

Art Auction East Bury St.Edmunds (May 2005)

Stowhealth Healthy Air (April/May 2005)

Minories Colchester (March/April 2005)

Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004,2005)

Digby Gallery Colchester (December 2004)

Christmas Magic Festival Brentwood (December 2004)

Little Death London (2004)

On the Wall representing Basildon Town (2004)

Painters of the 21 st Century Digimonde, Orleans Gallery Twickenham (2003)

Bloomberg Space London (2002)

Cabaret Voltaire Limited Art Centre Colchester (2003)

45 th, 46 th, 47 th Essex Open Beecroft Gallery Southend (2003,2004,2005)

Colchester Fine Art Open The Hay Gallery Colchester (2003, 2004,2005)

Les Livres Gallery Colchester (2002)

Head Street Gallery Halstead (2003)

The Life Gallery Colchester (2001&2003)

Connaught Gallery Frinton (2001,2002,2003,2004)

Shakespeare Gallery Dedham (2002,2003,2004)

The Tower Gallery Walton (2004)

Buckenham Galleries Southwold (2004)


QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP

PG Certificate Health and the Arts, Anglia University (2005)

Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours in Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art (1975)

Foundation in Fine Arts Southend Art College (1974)

Member Colchester Fine Art Society

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Name:
Clive Wakeford
Joined:
November 2006
Hometown:
Colchester
Occupation:
Artist
Website:
http://www.clivewakeford.co.uk/