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Claire Mc Dermott MRBS

Year:
2016-17
Social link:
twitter.com/Claire_Mc_D
Project summary:

Claire Mc Dermott MRBS born/lives in London and has dual Irish nationality.  At De Montfort University, Lincoln, she studied Historic Decorative Crafts in wood and painted surface decoration.   She has worked for Sir Dick Reid of York and for Alan Martin’s studios in Twickenham as a classically trained woodcarver and clay sculptor on architectural and figurative ornamentation.

Her artwork is based on research on spent plants that has led her to create a concept around this subject, which she explores as a sculptor. This vision is widened by painting and/or photography creating a body of work around a particular flower. 

She has worked in partnership with Harrow Arts Centre (HAC), to receive funding from the Arts Council, England to launch the opening of The Gallery at HAC.  The Picture Advisory Panel, RHS, awarded Mc Dermott’s watercolour paintings botanically correct in 2014 and she was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal for her six watercolour paintings in the 2015 New RHS London Botanical Art Show.  Mc Dermott was shortlisted for the watercolour competition at the Royal Institute of Painters in watercolour (RI) in 2015 exhibiting at the Mall Galleries and received a 'highly recommended' for her sculpture form Courtyard Arts Centre Open competition, Hertford.  Her work is also held at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland and at Luminaire Arts, London.

This year Mc Dermott received a residency from ForumArts Sculpture Symposium 2016 that is sponsored by the Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea.  The residency was held at Himalayan Gardens at Riverhill House in Kent and further support will be given by the London Sculpture Workshop.  Together with the AA2A residency she will be exhibiting at The Sculpture Garden, Cookham Festival, Oxford and will giving an artist talk about her work at the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2017.

Claire Mc Dermott MRBS born/lives in London and has dual Irish nationality.  At De Montfort University, Lincoln, she studied Historic Decorative Crafts in wood and painted surface decoration.   She has worked for Sir Dick Reid of York and for Alan Martin’s studios in Twickenham as a classically trained woodcarver and clay sculptor on architectural and figurative ornamentation.

Her artwork is based on research on spent plants that has led her to create a concept around this subject, which she explores as a sculptor. This vision is widened by painting and/or photography creating a body of work around a particular flower. 

She has worked in partnership with Harrow Arts Centre (HAC), to receive funding from the Arts Council, England to launch the opening of The Gallery at HAC.  The Picture Advisory Panel, RHS, awarded Mc Dermott’s watercolour paintings botanically correct in 2014 and she was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal for her six watercolour paintings in the 2015 New RHS London Botanical Art Show.  Mc Dermott was shortlisted for the watercolour competition at the Royal Institute of Painters in watercolour (RI) in 2015 exhibiting at the Mall Galleries and received a 'highly recommended' for her sculpture form Courtyard Arts Centre Open competition, Hertford.  Her work is also held at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland and at Luminaire Arts, London.

This year Mc Dermott received a residency from ForumArts Sculpture Symposium 2016 that is sponsored by the Royal Borough Kensington and Chelsea.  The residency was held at Himalayan Gardens at Riverhill House in Kent and further support will be given by the London Sculpture Workshop.  Together with the AA2A residency she will be exhibiting at The Sculpture Garden, Cookham Festival, Oxford and will giving an artist talk about her work at the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 2017.

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