Born in Manchester in 1953 Terence Clarke grew up in the Ribble Valley. Educated at St. Mary’s College Blackburn he went on to do a degree in Fine Art and then a Masters degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London. Upon graduation Terence began exhibiting and selling his work through a variety of galleries in the U.K.
ARTIST STATEMENT: “ In a sense I am a painter of light. I use colour as a way of emphasising the drama of light. Intense colour is a metaphor for light itself and often this sense of light is the underlying subject of my paintings. I like my paintings to be painterly so that although the image is clear and readable the paint itself has a rich and sensuous life of its’ own.”
Terence has written extensively for periodicals including Artists and illustrators magazine and contributed to various books on technique and painting materials most notably “The Artists Handbook “ and “Still Life” by Betsy Hosegood. His work is in some important collections including The Contemporary Art Society, Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, The Royal College of Art archive collection and also in many private collections in the UK, Holland, France and America.