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About the artist- Claire Hankey
Atmospheric, nature inspired art. 


Claire Hankey Artist

Original art can bring so much joy and character to your home.
Instil a sense of nature into your living spaces through unique, evocative paintings that are beautifully framed and will last a lifetime. 


My evocative, abstract paintings are inspired by nature walks and childhood memories. Glimmers of landscapes, shadows cast on a patio, ambiguous plant forms, are all reoccurring motifs within my work. Through an experimental and intuitive process, the layers of paint, collage and wax are built up to create depth, texture and atmosphere. Layers are often sanded back to create tactile surfaces reminiscent of weathered forms and the passing of time. Plants collected from the garden and estuary walks, are brought back to the studio and used as mark making tools and reference points to inspire ongoing work. Handmade collage papers pressed from botanical prints and fragile photographic references, are often embedded within the layers of each piece, adding mystery and provenance.

I hope my paintings give the viewer a visual experience, one which may lead them to connect to their own personal memories of being close to nature. 


Bio and qualifications.

BA in Art History (Hons) from University College London. 

PGCE in Art- I currently teach part time in a local prep school.


Past Exhibitions 

The Society of Women Artist’s Exhibition 2019

The Curator’s Salon- global online exhibition 2020

Create ’98, Leigh on Sea- Solo show- ‘Foraged Marks’ 2022

The Leigh Art Trail 2022

What’s on 2023

I currently exhibit work at Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts in Suffolk and The Squeeze Café, Leigh on Sea. 

Art in Offices- you can rent my work for workspaces here

The Leigh Art Trail- July 2023- The Squeeze Café

Wells Contemporary Art- August 2023- Wells Cathedral 

‘The Pull of The Land’-  a group exhibition-November 2023- The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey. 

I understand that choosing art for your home can take time. If you'd like to see my new work first, receive invitations and tips on hanging and framing art, add your name here 

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