Clare Thatcher

Clare Thatcher

Thornbury, S Glos, United Kingdom

About Clare Thatcher

I am a Contemporary British artist based in Bristol, UK with a passion for painting. My work is deeply connected with a sense of place, taking influence from the idea of liminal space in landscape. The locations I choose and the focus of my attention is highly selective, personal and resonant of individual landscape features and associated thoughts, emotions and reflections. I enjoy the stuff of paint using organic natural pigments to make oil paint.


I attended University West of England UK 2011-2014 gaining a First Class BA Honours Degree in Drawing & Applied Arts and Bath Spa University UK 2014-2015 gaining a MA Fine Art.


One of 60 artists selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 14th July-17th November 2018

The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK 1-3 September 2017.
Residency Dis-place, The Vestibules Council Buildings,, Bristol, UK September 2017


John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
NN Contemporary Art Northampton Biennial Open Exhibition
The Narrative in Motion, Menier Gallery, London
Go Wild in the Country, Bruton Art Open Exhibition, Bruton, Somerset, UK.
The Other Art Fair, Arnolfini Bristol, UK.
Who is afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue? Kofi Space, PMX, Hasselt Belgium.
Pay & Display Prize-Exhibition, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, UK.
Royal West of England Academy 164th Annual Open exhibition, Clifton, Bristol, UK.
Liminal Space-thresholds of mind and place. Clare Thatcher & Shirley Sharp, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, UK.
Secret Art Prize 2016. Curious Duke Gallery, London, UK (long listed)
Pattern; Found, Exchanged, Unraveled. Fringe Arts Bath, UK.
Melancholy- The English Disease by students & alumni of Drawing & Applied Arts & Drawing & Print at UWE Bristol. Curated by course tutors & Professor Johannes Kesenne. Colston Hall, Bristol & Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, UK.
Cre-eight. Curated by Sightlines projects. Walcot Chapel Gallery, Bath, UK.
International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.
Artmasters, MA Fine Art Graduates, The OldTruman Brewery, East London, UK.
MA Fine Art Degree Show. Sion Hill, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.
MA Fine Art interim Exhibition. Dartmouth Avenue, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.