‘Hello London’ is a 3 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. ‘Hello London’ takes the Thames as its vantage point, looking down towards Blackfriars Bridge. Sparser than most of her prints, ‘Hello London’ is dominated by expanses of sky and river, with all of the city’s iconic buildings creating a frame: St Pauls to the left, the Oxo Tower at the right, the Gherkin and Canary Wharf ahead. Halifax has picked out the vibrant red of Blackfriars bridge, beautifully contrasting against the monochrome black ink of the buildings and, to the left, she has coloured a row of trees in deep auburn, to capture a rich, autumnal feel. The perspective is near impossible, a panoramic that couldn’t quite be captured by the eye, but that is where the beauty lies: though detailed and accurate, Halifax’s work refuses rigidity and strict realism, favouring an artistic fluidity, which allows her unique style to shine.