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"In this members' exhibition, Conversations, artists were invited to research the rich legacy of our members from 1872 onwards. They were asked to dialogue with artists of the past or contemporary members whose works spark resonance or difference in relation to their own practice. Artists were challenged to interrogate, transform, reformulate, and relate to works by other OSA artists."
I chose Lawren Harris; a founding member of the Group of Seven. Below to the left is Lawren Harris' "War Painting" from 1943, followed by my work on the right, "Heroes" from 2019.
"When comparing the two paintings I found it amazing that after seventy-seven years I could see so many similarities. I created the desired effect of unusual and brilliant colours and contrasting massive shapes so as to give the illusion of landscape. Sky, mountains, and water all come to mind when looking at these shapes. I think this is also what Lawren Harris had in his thoughts and wanted his audience to feel."
(Left) Harris, Lawren, "War Painting", 1943. (Right) Clarkson, Pauline, "Heroes", 2019.
I have recently updated my contact page to receive emails. If you tried to send me a message in the past, I am now able to respond through the website.
I will be participating in this year's OSA new member exhibition. It will be held virtually spanning 4 weeks from March 25th to April 22nd. Please visit www.ontariosocietyofartists.org for more information.
I am very pleased to announce that as of December 2020, I have been inducted into the Ontario Society of Artists.
Here are some pics from my latest solo show - "Shapes, Anything but Square". (Right click to get a closer view)