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Clare Johnson

“Upping the colour of the ordinary to highlight the beauty of the world.”

“I make images very much inspired by early hand tinted post cards where the image was printed using silk-screen or lithography in a neutral colour. They were then coloured individually by hand, often in inspiring colours which showed more than the reality.

This has also encouraged my interest in the use of the ‘Ben-Day dot’ and ‘Half-tone dots’ ( often seen in Pop art, Comics and postcards).

My current work is inspired by Industry and Commercialism.

Here are some examples of my pictures and my inspiration for creating them.

Greenwich Peninsula, Delightful Diadem and Venerable Vista all to be found walking east along the Thames. All situated on the south side within half a mile of each other. ”

 

Greenwich Peninsula by Clare Johnson

Greenwich Peninsula by Clare Johnson

The Dome 1999

The whole Greenwich peninsula is in the process of a complete regeneration that started with the Dome, now O2, but probably bound to change again with the constant flow of money and promotions.

 

Delightful Diadem by Clare Johnson

Delightful Diadem by Clare Johnson

Delightful Diadem 1881

Delightful Diadem is no longer in use. All my gas holders are named after some variety of crown. Circular with diamond shaped caging.

Delightful indeed.

The original coal fired power Station powered London’s Tram system.

Now it is to have 6 new natural gas engines. They are expected to provide 13 per cent of the Tube’s annual energy requirements by 2025 and reduce carbon emissions by 60 per cent.

 

 

Venerable Vista by Clare Johnson

Venerable Vista by Clare Johnson

 

Venerable Vista 1902

The new engines are 90 per cent more efficient and will be able to convert from natural gas to lower carbon fuels in future.

So very venerable indeed.

 

Queens Pathway by Clare Johnson

Queens Pathway by Clare Johnson

Queens Pathway

This is a view that is  bit closer to Skylark Galleries and my display in Gabriels Wharf.

 

 

 

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