Until the 16 of March at the Flowers Gallery in Cork Street, London, you will have a chance to see the monotypes paintings by this emergent artist called Claerwen James.
Born in 1970, Claerwen James started painting during her undergraduate degree in Zoology at Oxford University.
After her postgraduate study on the molecular biology of cancer at ICRF, University College London and Cold Spring Harbor in the US, she decided that painting, not science, was her real passion and the cornerstone of her creative life.
So Claerwen James retrained at the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating from the painting department in 2003 with a first class degree and winning the Melvill Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition (previously held both by Gwen Ravarat and by Gwen John.)
She has been represented by Flowers Gallery since 2004, having solo shows in London in 2006 and 2008 and in New York in 2010, before this one. She currently lives in Cambridge with the historian Jonathan Grove and their daughter.
Text by Matilde Casaglia
Artworks by Claerwen James
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