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Clare Wimperis at Oriel y Parc

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Clare Wimperis: An example of her work

LANDSCAPE Artist Clare Wimperis, who is the new Artist in Residence at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, has spent her summer working on a series of drawings on and around the cliffs of the St Davids Peninsula.

During her residency Clare will unroll her ‘scrolls’ of drawings, utilising them along with her sketchbook work – which she completed on a boat around Ramsey Island – to unfold her new body of work. She explains: “I ‘wild draw’ on large scrolls of paper and in my sketchbooks whilst allowing the shapes of the landscape to seep into my psyche as I work within it.”

Clare will be in and out of the Studio throughout her residency and looks forward to showing people the whole process of development that sits behind her work. She will still be spending some time out sketching in the wild so to make sure you don’t miss her please ring Oriel y Parc to check her movements, which will be updated at the beginning of each week.

Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre is owned and managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and is the home of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in Pembrokeshire. Clare will also be running two drawing courses for people of varying abilities in January and February. The beginner course includes a fun and informal exploration of drawing techniques, materials, line and experiencing the freedom of drawing and mark-making.

The course is spread over three weekly sessions from 10.30am-12 noon on Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 and costs £40 per person. The progressive option is a course where you can try some new techniques, develop new ideas and progress your projects while enjoying drawing your way. The course is spread over four weekly sessions from 10.30am-12 noon on Wednesday 3, 10, 17 and February 24 and costs £45 per person. Booking is essential for both courses.

Please call Oriel y Parc on 01437 720392 to book or for more information on Clare’s residency, which will run until February 22.