‘Around and About London’ is a 5 colour silkscreen print by artist Clare Halifax. From a limited edition of 75. The print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Clare Halifax is an artist who understands the beauty of print making. Using highly skilled processes, with an impressive talent for illustration, Halifax creates prints of rich and meticulous detail, with design, pattern and colour playing crucial roles in the overall aesthetic. Halifax takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, drawing on places of special significance in her own life to create busy, bustling cityscapes, filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Around and About London’ looks down onto the city from an elevated position, taking in Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye, to name a few. With masterful detail, Halifax has recreated this cross section of London, sketching in each street, building and tree, with an illustrative flare that manages to be both accurate and artistic. Like an architectural sketch-up, Halifax has kept most of the print monochrome - beautifully minimal black ink onto white - but here and there she has picked out detail in bold colour: leafy green trees and bright red buses, along with the soft blue of the Thames, add life to the image to create an appealing aesthetic.