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Marie Claire Hamon
Artist Marie-Claire Hamon teaches our Painting for Beginners Course and she is one of the tutors on our Life Drawing Evenings on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. Marie-Claire also teaches on our Defining Practice course.
Of her own painting she says; 'The process I use creates a catalyst for an imaginative landscape in which I can invent scenic walks and environmental catastrophes. It becomes a meditation on the begininning and end, on life and death, on love and loss. It is cataclysmic and alive'.
I spend time in the landscape, walking ancient trails, sometimes pilgrims' routes, it is an attempt at reconnecting with something closer to our original provenance. My work embraces a sublime and arcane sense of the landscape whilst pointing to the overriding threat of environmental chaos.