Clare Money

Clare Money is a visual artist based in the North East of England

After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1991 with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting, she went on to do a P.G.C.E in Secondary Art at Manchester Polytechnic. Over the past thirty years, she has made a career out of combining the development of her own practice with teaching art in various forms. 

In 2010 Clare returned to academic studies and studied for an MA in Fine Art at Northumbria University. Following this she continued her research through part time study and completed a PhD in 2019, entitled

‘X Marks the Spot: Retriggering Experience X Through a Visual Arts Practice’ – examining how art can facilitate connections with place. 

Clare Money

Clare’s work has always been about places, not remote locations alien to her but known spaces that she revisits often. 

Over the past thirty years she has worked in a variety of forms and has produced drawings, paintings as well as more conceptual pieces that investigate and question ideas of place.

Clare Money – Working Methods

Clare will walk, photograph and sketch multiple times in order to understand the nature of the places that her artwork seeks to connect with. Drawing in situ provides an intense experience of the surroundings.

“The artist does not simply dwell in a place but collaborates with place. The collaboration is more than hospitality; it is a small gesture in a specific place, which bridges different lives.”

(Papastergiadis, 2006: 202)

She believes that by sitting still and absorbing all that is there, allowing the place to come to you rather than seeking out any aspect with a particular agenda, the artist makes particular and profound connections. 

Clare has a studio in North Shields where she paints, draws and run classes for adults of all abilities keen to develop and explore their own artwork. 

Current work is inspired by Holywell Dene, a woodland area close to her home. Clare has regularly visited it for many years but intensely focused on it over the past year, when lockdown has required us to stay local.

You can also find Clare on the axis Artists Register

Clare Money North East Artist