‘Decked Out For Regatta’ is a 4 colour silkscreen print, hand finished with details, by artist Clare Halifax. From a limited edition of 40. 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. ‘Decked Out For Regatta’ depicts a snapshot from the Henley Royal Regatta. A sea of deckchairs dominate the image, their ‘HRR’ emblazoned backs turned towards the viewer. All are empty, like a ghost ship of spectators, while rowers are at work on the river. Dark trees impose on the horizon line, beneath a grey sky made up form a repeated geometric pattern. The muted tones of the image - greys, greens and white - along with the empty deckchairs, lend a stillness to the print, which is both thoughtful and beautiful: a triumph of contemporary print making.