Spring brings a hive of activity to the allotment, with a sense of preparation and hope. Lettuce and cabbages are coming through, with poly tunnels and frames bursting with new plants. A woman sets seedlings, symbols of new life, while men dig and hoe, working the soil. Overhead, watchful crows soar and wheel over this patchwork of plots, one bird, perhaps ironically, has settled comfortably next to the home made bird scarers in the foreground. Nature has the upper hand, after all.
Edition of 75.
Clare Curtis studied illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. After spending some time in London developing a career as an illustrator, she returned to her home town of Felixstowe in Suffolk to pursue her love of printmaking.
Clare's work reflects her love of British 20th century Art and Design and although subject matter can vary inevitably plant forms find their way into most of her work. While exhibiting her prints throughout the UK she continues to use her illustrative skills working for individuals who share her enthusiasm for printing, illustration and design.
Clare has collaborated with the Penfold Press on a series of screen prints that celebrate her love of horticulture and the delights of her treasured allotment. The prints capture the changing seasons through the work and toil of those tending their patch and the constant change brought about by their labours.
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If you would like to pay for this print in ten manageable monthly instalments of £22.50 then why not make your purchase through the national Own Art scheme? Own Art interest free loans are awarded subject to status and you can find out more about the initiative HERE. Own Art applications can be made by telephone as well as in person so call us on 0191 261 7000 and soon Clare's print could be all yours to enjoy.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
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