Abstracts inspired by the colour, form and organic lines of the artworks created by the marginalised women artists and designers within the Arts and Craft Movement
We, the Women
Claire Meharg is a contemporary fine artist with both a Masters and Degree in Fine Art from the University of Plymouth. She has widely exhibited including Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Irish Festival, Peninsula Art Gallery, Plymouth, Universities of Plymouth and Chester, Royal William Dockyard, Plymouth, Vyner Street and Stoneplace Galleries London.
‘I don’t intentionally position my work within a specific genre. There are links that I discover, and elements that I recognise as having a place, or that may have an influence on my work, or on how I see things at a particular time. Work often stems from thought associations with specific places and environments, where a cognitive ‘map’ is formed during early stages of connection with a physical site.
I work a ‘clean art’ studio and feel that artists have an environmental responsibility to clean up on materials and techniques. I use water based paints and media, no solvents or toxic chemicals and treeless and sustainable papers and canvas