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Front Cover: Oyster Catchers, oil on canvas, 39“ x 39“ (100cm x 100cm)

Emma McClure 30th June - 12th July A catalogue of 20 new paintings from Emma McClure to celebrate 20 years of exhibiting with Cadogan Contemporary



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Emma McClure’s paintings are works of character, beauty and hidden depths. There is incredible emotion that runs deep through this work that will draw the viewer back again and again. Whether on canvas, on board or on paper we are taken somewhere very special indeed. Behind each subtle work is a calm and deeply moving passion that has empowered the artist to create her own unique atmosphere. In ‘Nesting Rooks’ and ‘Table by the Window’ Emma hints at how that atmosphere is created, through texture, through subtle mark making, through different layers, an economy of colour. Yet for her this process seems a very natural evolution. At first sight her paintings are always pleasing but after repeated viewing, under closer scrutiny her magic truly reveals itself and continues to surprise and move us. Still lives such as ‘The Striped Vase’ that echo the beauty of Winifred Nicholson. Landscapes that recall the very best of Mary’s Fedden’s work of the 1960’s and 1970s. Views of Bodmin Moor that remind us of Ben Nicholson’s Banks Head - Cumbrian Landscape (1928) at Kettles Yard. Emma’s roots are deep in a noble tradition and yet her work is instantly recognisable as her own, she has found her own language. Ashley Gray Gray MCA May 2014

Moorland cattle field, oil on canvas, 46“ x 41“ (116cm x 105cm)

Sheep and Gorse, Bodmin Moor, oil on canvas, 39“ x 39“ (100cm x 100cm)

Striped Vase, oil on canvas, 39“ x 39“ (100cm x 100cm)

Pink Flowers, oil on canvas, 30“ x 30“ (76cm x 76cm)

Marshall Allotments, oil on canvas, 60“ x 60“ (152cm x 152cm)

The rough field, oil on canvas, 39“ x 47“ (100cm x 120cm)

Farmyard Chickens, oil on board, 27“ x 24“ (68cm x 61cm)

Allotment with Artichokes, oil on linen, 42“ x 25“ (107cm x 91cm)

The Newbridge chicken patch, oil on canvas, 39“ x 47“ (100cm x 120cm)

Waiting at the filling station, oil on canvas, 24“ x 30“ (61cm x 76cm)

Birds in the tree, oil on canvas, 30“ x 30“ (76cm x 76cm)

The Love Lane allotments, oil on board, 23“ x 33“ (59cm x 84cm)

Winter Berries, oil on canvas, 16“ x 16“ (40cm x 40cm)

Still life with Pussy Willow, oil on canvas, 24“ x 24“ (60cm x 60cm)

Table by the window, oil on canvas,48“ x 48“ (122cm x 122cm)

Marigolds and pears, oil on board, 22“ x 20“ (55cm x 50cm)

Wagon ‘R’ at the recycling centre, oil on board, 16“ x 20“ (40cm x 50cm)

Nesting Rooks, oil on canvas, 24“ x 24“ (60cm x 60cm)

Hill farm, Bodmin Moor, oil on canvas, 39“ x 39“ (100cm x 100cm)

Emma McClure

Born 1962 Education 1980-81 Falmouth School of Art 1981-84 Winchester School of Art, BA Hons Fine Art 1984-85 Chelsea School of Art, MA Painting Solo Exhibitions 1986 Angela Flowers Gallery, London, ‘Artist of the Day’ 1986,87,92 Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London 1989,93 Wolf at the Door Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 1994 – 2014 Cadogan Contemporary, London Selected Mixed Exhibitions 1986 New Contemporaries, ICA 1985-88 Contemporary Art Society, Art Market, Smiths Gallery, London 1991 Jonathan Clark Gallery, London 1997 Mothers and Daughters, Cadogan Contemporary 1998-2004 Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London Art Fair 1999,2000 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1999,2007 Piers Feetham Summer Exhibition, Aldeburgh 2000 Cadogan Contemporary Millennium Exhibition 2000-2011 Thompsons Gallery London, Annual Exhibition 2000-2012 Chase Charity Exhibition, RCA 2002 Piers Feetham Gallery, London, ‘Thames 2002’ 2001-2012 Cadogan Contemporary, Summer Exhibition 2001-2003 Singer & Friedlander, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London 2005 Rainy Day Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, Two person show 2005-2012 Cadogan Contemporary, Winchester exhibition 2006 Thompsons Gallery, London, Three person show 2006,07,10 Thompsons Gallery Aldeburgh, Annual Exhibition 2007-2012 Cornwall Contemporary, Summer Exhibition 2007 Thompsons Gallery London, ‘The Cornish Show’ 2008 Piers Feetham Gallery, London, Four Person show 2009 Thompsons Gallery, London, Four person show 2009,10,11,13 Cornwall Contemporary, Two person show 2010,11,12,13 Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester, Spring and Autumn Exhibitions 2011,12,13 20/21 British Art Fair, London, Gray and Modern Contemporary Art 2012 Thompsons Gallery London, Howard de Walden exhibition 2013,14 Gray Modern and Contemporary Art, London Art Fair 2013,14 Gray Modern and Contemporary Art, Works on Paper Fair, London


87 Old Brompton Road London SW7 3LD Telephone: +44 (0)20 7581 5451

Emma McClure exhibition 2014  
Emma McClure exhibition 2014  

Emma McClure's new exhibition of work at Cadogan Contemporary, June 2014