KRISTEN MCCLARTY

Kristen McClarty is a self-taught artist working out of her studio in Kommetjie. 

Kristen grew up in Zululand and started painting before she started school, initially in watercolour and then oil.  She took art as a subject for matric, frustrating her art teacher with her persistent use of autonomous colour – applied to convey the mood or feeling of the subject rather than just represent what others saw as the real colour.

Kristen studied commerce and law and practised tax law for many years, working in large professional service firms.  She left the corporate world a number of years ago to concentrate on her art. 

Kristen paints Cape scenes in acrylic, enjoying its short drying time, while still having the body of oil if used with appropriate gel mediums.  She brings her background and her approach to life to the canvas.  She has recently started combining charcoal and other mediums with acrylic.

Kristen started printmaking in early 2016, printing out of the Pangolin Press studio at Montebello Design Centre and more recently out of a private studio in Fish Hoek.  She concentrates on linocut (single block, multiple block and reduction linocut) and drypoint intaglio, with traditional techniques such as chine-collé. As with her paintings, Kristen works from her surroundings in the Cape.

Kristen has exhibited in a number of Cape galleries including G2 Art, The Cape Gallery, Kalk Bay Modern, Red Gallery, Hout Bay Gallery, Gallery at Grand Provence, Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery, Chameleon Gallery (Kalk Bay), Art@Constantia (Groot Constantia) and The Dorp Street Gallery in Stellenbosch.

AVAILABLE PRINTS

Junction. 7/30 Limited edition single block linocut print. Edition of 30.  50cm x 35cms (paper size). 39 x 26.5cms (image size). R2705.

Is Anyone There? 3/30 . Limited edition single block linocut print. Edition of 30. 50cm x 35cms (paper size). 40 x 26.5cms (image size). R2705.

Power Games. 6/30 . Limited edition single block linocut print. Edition of 30. 50cm x 35cms (paper size). 40 x 27 cms (image size). R2705.

Circling Crows 1. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 15.

R1440

Circling Crows II. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 30.

R1440

Circling Crows III. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 15.

R1440

Klein Slangkop gums. Dry point intaglio print off polypropylene plate  on Fabriano Rosaspina. Paper 330 x 700mm

Edition 1/15. R1920 

Protea bush after the fire. Linocut print in black and red states on Fabriano Rosaspina. Paper 500 x 400mm

Edition of 30. R1155 each

Around the bend. Dry point intaglio print off polypropylene plate, coloured with chine-collé technique on Fabriano Rosaspina. Paper 500 x 275 mm

Edition 1 of 15. R1730

Burnt leucadendron. Linocut print in black and red states. Paper 420 x 295 mm

Edition of 30. R960 each

Flowering aloe. Linocut print in dark and moss green states . Paper 420 x 295 mm 

Edition of 30. R960 each

Birds on the wire.Linocut print in oxblood red over blue netting collagraph background on Fabriano Tiepolo.

 Paper 330 x 700 mm

Edition of 30. R2305

For some the pathway to education lies over Ou Kaapse Weg. (Ode to Peter Clarke). Monotype print off polypropylene plate.

480 x 375 mm

R2880

For some the pathway to education lies over Ou Kaapse Weg. (Ode to Peter Clarke). Monotype "Ghost" print off polypropylene plate. 480 x 375 mm

R2880

Meet me at the docks for a drink. Multi Block Linocut print on Fabriano Rosaspina (Ivory). Paper 200 x 350 mm . Edition of 30.

R1540

St James and the Train. Dry point intaglio hand coloured with shellac ink.  58cm x 43.5cm. (paper size) 30cm x 25cms (image size) Edition of 15.

R2705

The view passing through. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 30.

R1540

Never to meet. Vinyl cut and dry point intaglio. Paper 46cm x 26cm . Edition of 18.

R1830

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