Gallery Room 2 – Over £500-£2000
Samantha Clark lives in Orkney, a small group of islands off the North coast of Scotland. She writes and makes art that invites a moment of quiet, calm focus. Sam says: “I’ve been an artist for nearly thirty years. Since moving to Orkney in 2016, my work has become increasingly influenced by the constant presence of the dynamic Orcadian weather and sea. My drawing process is slow and contemplative, a gradual accretion that results in intricate forms resembling sea foam, clouds, mists, rock sediments or mollusc shells. When you offer the world your patient, clear attention you find a stillness amongst all the distractions. It feels like coming home.”
Flurries | £675 | 56×85 cm | Gouache and pigment ink on paper
Capturing the sparkling white spray that is blown off the sea surface in Orkney’s high winds, the hand-drawn bubbles in this drawing form a dense, intricate layer over the deeper blue-green washes behind.