Lauren Clemmet Art

Biography


 

In 2015 I completed a Masters Degree in Children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. Previously I graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Fine Art.
I work as a freelance Artist/Illustrator with various arts and youth organisations as well as exhibiting and taking on commissions.

In the past the subject matter of my work has often been autobiographical while exploring the perception of time and finding different ways to represent it. The following quotation from Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy has been central to my work in the past and continues to resonate with me:

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, (protecting its sanity), covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But, it is never gone.”

More recently the subject of my work draws on flora and fauna as inspiration. In 2013 I produced a body of work on Flight which was exhibited at London Luton airport.

I am now developing my painting, drawing and illustration skills, working on my own storybook projects… Some examples of which can be seen in the illustration section of my website. I’m constantly working on and developing my skills and ideas.

A big part of my practice has always been the process of making… dripping, pouring and layering paint, manipulating it in other ways as well as with a paintbrush to create the interwoven painted details and forms.


Exhibitions & Awards

Silver Award for Illustration : Global Voices of Future Generations Children’s Initiative Competition. Voices of Future Generations International commission. August 2016 - www.voicesoffuturegenerations.org

MA Children’s Book Illustration : 26 February – 14th March 2015, Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Degree show - www.cambridgemashow.com

MA Children’s Book Illustration : 10 – 14 February 2015, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London. Degree show - www.cambridgemashow.com

Exhibition in the Barn Gallery : June 2013, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes. Four bird paintings on display.

Garden City Gallery : April 2013, Letchworth Garden City.

London Luton Airport – Gateway Gallery : February & March 2013, London Luton Airport, Bedfordshire. Solo exhibition of work – aviation and birds

Central Bedfordshire council : 9th January – 27th February 2013, Priory House, Chicksands. A collection of recent and past work.

Photographic Exhibition : 12th May – 1st June 2012, Westbury Farm Studios, Milton Keynes.

Second-Hand Wings : 9th March – 10th April 2012, Project Space, Midsummer Place shopping centre , Milton Keynes. Exhibition of paintings and drawings of birds and other creatures with wings.

Open Studios : December 2011 , Westbury Farm Studios, Milton Keynes

Rhythms Of The World Exhibition : June – July 2011, Hitchin. Showcasing work and photography from past festivals. It displayed work I created as one of the Artists in Residence at the 2010 festival.

MK Arts & Heritage weekend : May 2011, Westbury Farm Studios, Milton Keynes. Photographic work on display

FRINGEMK Project Space Christmas Mural : December 2010, Midsummer Place shopping centre, Milton Keynes.

FRINGEMK Anamorphic Pavement Art Prize : 12th – 16th July 2010, Middleton Hall, centre:mk, Milton Keynes. Worked alongside international street artists from Mexico, California, Holland and UK to create painted ‘pavement artworks’ over a week.

FRINGEMK Faceboard : 6th February – 10th March 2010, Midsummer Place shopping centre, Milton Keynes 3 Works (photographic and painting) displayed.

Sue Ryder, Art Liberating Lives : 16th – 20th December 2009 , Mall Galleries, London. 2 Works exhibited, photographic and painting. I received the ‘Chief Executive Officer’s Choice Award’ for my photographic piece.

Loughborough University School of Art & Design Degree Show : June 2009, Loughborough. Series of autobiographical paintings.