Zarina Stewart-Clark's work focuses on the changing landscape and the visual language and poetry of place. Working with traditional methods using egg tempera and oil, and more recently with collage and printmaking, her work explores the layered and shifting nature of weather and sea and light upon landscape. Based in Suffolk, her travels lead her to solitary shores and coasts to study the effects of light on land, sea and sky. Influenced by her Dutch and Scottish background, her love of landscape, sky and sea have drawn her to the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides where the all-changing weather continues to inform her practice.
"My paintings are all about light and the changing qualities of light within the landscape. I find there is most drama when you have the fall of light on water – sudden scalpels appearing from nowhere. I visit the West Coast of Scotland whenever I can, in particular the coastline around Crinan, looking out towards Jura, Scarba and Islay. I can sit with my sketchbook for hours waiting for that glimpse of broken cloud to illuminate a distant mountain view or isolated patch of sea, watching a storm front come in from the Atlantic, bringing with it great gusts of wind and rain - swathes of light moving across the sea. The dramatic plays of light against dark are what I try to distill in my drawings and paintings later on in the studio. "
Pre-Foundation Course Kensington & Chelsea College, London 1995
Certificate in Printmaking, Curwen Print Studio, Cambridge 2019
Nadia Waterfield Fine Art 2005-2021
Panter & Hall Scottish Show, London 2012-2021
The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne 2019
Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh 2014-2020
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2017, 2018
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018
Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries 2008
Tolquhon Gallery, Scotland 2008