Clare Wardman Prima Vista 25 August 2005 (Light Tracking) 2005 Oil on canvas
Clare Wardman
Prima Vista 25 August 2005 (Light Tracking)
2005
Oil on canvas
76 x 91 cm

Clare Wardman’s new work was inspired by the quality of light in St Ives where she has had a studio since 1999. Prima Vista 25 August 2005, evolved from a series of works on paper (Light Drawings 2003) which tracked the movement of daylight in her St Ives. Her motivation for the work was to discover how the movement of sunlight and the transformation of the surface it came into contact with, could be expressed in the media of drawing and painting. She is fascinated by the 100 minutes of external sunlight which passes through the skylight of her studio and in observing and recording its subtle or dramatic changes (always variable due to the weather systems which affect it).