‘Row Row Row 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. ‘Row Row Row Regatta’ depicts the Henley Royal Regatta in full swing. A long, pastel yellow rowing boat moves through the water, manned by 8 rowers, sporting emerald green uniforms. Both sky and river are rendered in a grey geometric pattern, which contrasts against the illustrative style of the scenery. Large trees line the river bank and the spectator’s striped marquee can be seen, filled with tiny people, some picked out in red, blue and pink. There is a stillness to the image - despite the depiction of a dynamic moment - which lends a thoughtful tone and a gentle, beautiful aesthetic.