‘Stairway to Royal Albert Hall’ is a 5 colour silkscreen print by artist Clare Halifax. From a limited edition of 100. 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 busy, bustling cityscapes, filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Stairway to Royal Albert Hall’ depicts the iconic hall, seen from the foot of the stairway, rising up amidst trees. Halifax has kept much of the detail monochrome - like an architect’s sketch - but picked out certain sections in bold colour: a rich, red brick for the Royal Albert Hall, ash-green for the trees; two banners flying in orange and pink. For the sky, Halifax has used a repeated, graphic pattern, almost art deco in style, which works well against the careful illustration of the building. 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 certain fluidity, which allows her unique style to shine.