Stars and constellations have been an inspiration to people over thousands of years. The inspiration for each of these pieces came from Hubble telescope images. Just as people see images in clouds Clayton-Wolfindale began to see images and forms in Hubble telescope images. She set about projecting her own interpretations of these images on to canvas. Each painting took on a life of it’s own and changed and developed through the creative process.
Enveloped Prayer, acrylic on canvas, 111cm x 142cm
Nurture, acrylic on canvas, 99.5cm x 99.5cm
Rebirth, arcylic on canvas, 89cm x 89cm
Dance with Me, acrylic on canvas, 99.5cm x 99.5cm
Call of the Void, acrylic on canvas, 121.5cm x 152cm
Capturing hope and truth is like trying to capture light. It is ever changing and transient. Moments that enter the conscious mind are much like a photograph snap shot. By taking photographs of light at a slow exposure, beautiful light patterns are produced which act as a starting point for painting. Similar to the Nebula series she used these photographs as the starting point but would alter and manipulate lines and shapes during the painting process to represent the emotional state at the time of painting. As each painting develops, aspects of the subconscious thought process are revealed.
Words on the People, acrylic on canvas, 152cm x 102cm
Night Ship, acrylic on canvas, 61cm x 61cm
Liverpool Streets/ Here My Voice Behind and Follow Me, acrylic on canvas, 80cm x 80cm
Kagamusha, acrylic on canvas, 61cm x 61cm
Dreams, acrylic on canvas, 61cm x 61cm
Healer, acrylic on canvas, 90xm x 60cm
Night Orchestra, acrylic on canvas, 47cm x 60cm
Northern Lights, acrylic on canvas, 171cm x 72.5cm