About Claire Phillips

Claire graduated with first class honours in Fine Art -  Painting from Northbrook College in Sussex in 2004. She is a member of the Association of Sussex Artists. Her work explores the relationship between artist, subject and viewer and the contribution of each into the creation of a work of art. The subject, although ultimately at the mercy of the artist’s interpretation, inevitably reveals aspects of his character through, for example, the clothes he wears.

The artist acts as director, selecting the subject and composition, and varying paint density and clarity to draw into focus certain areas, while leaving others undefined and insubstantial. This juxtaposition of different visual languages draws the viewer into the physicality of the paint and canvas – the image, although rooted in reality, is not a fact but the creation of artistic rendition.

Finally, although guided by the artist, the remaining contribution to the painting is that of the viewer whose own personal experiences will define his response to, and interpretation of the work.

 

Claire has exhibited regularly throughout the UK and her work is found in private collections in the UK and Europe. In 2004 she was awarded the Anthony Amies Memorial Prize for Painting. She has shared her working practice and artistic experience with many schools, sixth forms, colleges and art students.

Grants & Awards

August 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Member of Judging Panel, Association of Sussex Artists Annual Open, Horsham

 

February 2007

Arts Council England, Individual Grant for the Arts for research trip to USA

 

August 2005

Awarded Full Membership of Association of Sussex Artists

July 2004

Anthony Amies Memorial Prize for Painting

Exhibitions

Sept 2017

(Solo) Reclaiming Childhood - Face to Face with Child Labour in India, All Saints Church, Lindfield

April 2016

(Solo) The Human Face of Death Row, Roffey Park Institute

March 2015

(Solo) Reclaiming Childhood - Face to Face with Child Labour in India, Roffey Park Institute

Sept 2015

(Solo) Reclaiming Childhood - Face to Face with Child Labour in India, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

July 2014

(Solo) Reclaiming Childhood - Face to Face with Child Labour in India, Oxo Tower, London

 

April 2014

(Solo) Reclaiming Childhood - Face to Face with Child Labour in India, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

March 2013

It's All About Painting!, Littlehampton Museum, Littlehampton

 

January 2012

(Solo) The Revealing World of Claire Phillips, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

  

November 2009

(Solo) The Human Face of Death Row, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

November 2009

(Solo) The Human Face of Death Row, Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey

August 2009

(Solo) The Human Face of Death Row, The Capitol, Horsham 

July 2009

(Solo) The Human Face of Death Row, Oxo Tower, London

 

March 2009

(Solo) The Human Face of Death Row, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, speaking at Claire's exhibition at the Oxo Tower, London in 2014

 
November 2007
Chichester Open 2007, Chichester
 
February 2006

Take Five, Worthing Museum, Worthing, West Sussex

  

October 2005

Four, Oxmarket Centre for Arts, Chichester

September 2005

(Solo) St. Michael's Church, Partridge Green, West Sussex

August 2005

Association of Sussex Artists Annual Open, Horsham (runner-up in visitors choice award) 

 

April 2005

(Solo) Three Dimensions, C.B. Dixey, Horsham

November 2004

Chichester Open 2004, Chichester

  

September 2004

(Solo) Life Force, Pennthorpe School, Rudgewick, West Sussex

  

July 2004

Winner of Anthony Amies Memorial Prize for Painting

 

July 2004

Free-Range, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London

 

June 2004

Twenty Five, Union Place Gallery, Worthing

 

May 2002

Northbrook College, Worthing Library, Worthing

 

February 2002

Reveal, Union Place Gallery, Worthing

  

August 1998

Association of Sussex Artists Annual Open, Horsham

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