‘Here’s Looking At View Bath’ is a 4 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 graphic landscapes filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Here’s Looking At View Bath’ showcases Halifax’s artistic eye for composition and her clear passion for architectural design. The print shows Bath from an aerial view, revealing the city’s striking Regency layout: to the left, a large crescent, with a rolling green in front; to the right a double crescent, forming a circular mews, with a huge tree at its centre. Halifax has picked out all of the verdure and foliage in different shades of green, but has left the rest of the city - the manmade streets, buildings and houses - in monochrome, like and architect’s sketch or nineteenth-century city plan. 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.