‘K is for Kingfisher’ 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 style. Halifax has produced a series of a-z animal prints, using textiles to create a picture book aesthetic. With an impressive eye for colour and composition, the animal series merges art and design, incorporating typography, texture and graphics to stunning effect. ‘K is for Kingfisher’ blends simple composition with intricate detail to stunning effect. A beautiful blue and gold kingfisher perches upon a tree stump in profile, at the far edge of the print. The rest of the piece is simply an expanse of tropical blue in a stitch-like pattern, bold in its sheer minimalism. The square print is framed by a triangular stitch design with the words ‘K is for Kingfisher’, in black sans serif font, skimming the bottom of the image. Halifax has used a blend of textile and illustrative techniques, merged with a strong compositional style, that works to impressive effect to create a beautiful and unique aesthetic.