‘Clifton Bridge to Hotwells’ 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 from her own life to create busy, bustling cityscapes, filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Clifton Bridge to Hotwells’ shows Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic bridge, crossing the Avon Gorge. Clifton dominates the image, with a cluster of buildings nestled onto the hillside. Halifax has kept most of the print in monochrome, picking out sections in bright colours: zesty orange on some of the roofs; a pink or a turquoise house here and there; mossy green trees; and a light blue, graphic pattern for both sky and river. The colourful houses capture something of Bristol’s character, as well as showcasing Halifax’s exquisite eye for colour and composition: a triumph of contemporary print making.