The Jetty Gallery

The Jetty Gallery

Clare Mitchell

"Born in 1976 I grew up in Hastings and took my Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Hastings College of Arts and Technology.

I continued life drawing and painting whilst working for eight years at the stained glass studio of A. Wright as his assistant.

Slowly developing a love of landscape, since 2002 I have worked entirely en plein air, in oils, painting all year round.

I love to immerse myself in the subject. It is at turns exhilarating and frustrating working with the changing light, tides and weather. Time is short as shadows turn and lengthen, tides advance or recede, or a setting sun rapidly diminishes.

Each painting expresses a unique time and place, a result of my direct experience of the coast or land.

I have been showing and selling my work in numerous galleries and shows since 1998, including the annual Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition and every year since 2005 at the Royal Miniature Society exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London."