‘Kings College, Cambridge’ 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 from her own life to create graphic landscapes filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Kings College, Cambridge’ has a foreboding tone: the black trees are bare; the imposing college - stretched across the print - is a dull grey; and both river and sky are made up from a design resembling blue birds in flight. There is real beauty in the austerity of the image, capturing the darkest moment of English wintertime in a way which is both romantic and bewitching. The perspective is near impossible, a panoramic that couldn’t quite be captured by the eye, but that is where the charm lies: though detailed and accurate, Halifax’s work refuses rigidity and strict realism, favouring an artistic fluidity, which allows her unique style to shine.