‘Crossing Clifton Bridge’ is a 5 colour silkscreen print by artist Clare Halifax. From a limited edition of 100. 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 graphic landscapes filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Crossing Clifton Bridge’ shows the iconic towers of Clifton Suspension Bridge, rising out of a sea of green trees. Halifax has left the structure monochrome, showing only the black ink, like an architect’s sketch. The sky - comprising a large expanse of the print - is made up of a repeated pattern in an almost art deco-style, which contrasts beautifully against the detailed, illustrative landscape. The beauty of the print lies in Halifax’s blending of technical skill and artistic flare: though detailed and accurate, her work refuses rigidity and strict realism, favouring a fluidity, which allows her unique style to shine.