Sheila Clarkson's explorations of light and shade in the natural world are complemented by the delicacy of her chosen medium. Using white pastel on black, Clarkson chooses to pick out the light, rather than beginning with white and working in the shade. 

 

Clarkson is trained in Fine Art, with special qualifications in printmaking. Beginning her career in prop-making and design for films, working on successful features such as Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, she went on to set up her own print studio in Cornwall in 2006. Since then, she has appeared in many prestigious public exhibitions, such as The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The A4 Printmakers Open International Print Competition and The Royal West of England Autumn Exhibition, where she was awarded the St Cuthbert's Mill Prize.