Cathleen Clarke

American HWY
oil on canvas – 30 x 40 in.

My work explores themes of anxiety, isolation, and the esoteric and misunderstood female essence. The figures in my paintings appear isolated, sometimes dissolving into the background and becoming controlled by their surroundings. By referencing photos old and new and drawing upon my personal experience, I hope to continue these stories onto canvas – allowing the painting to recover what is often overlooked and forgotten.