We have just witnessed some of the most amazing music the last couple days. And to not one, but two sold out shows and workshop. Jon Gomm and his partner Natasha Koczy are going to missed in these parts for sure. Both John and I feel privileged to be able to be part of a project like this. Maybe we’ll do it again….maybe….
Caroline Clarke's artistic background begins with graphic design. She worked at that field—specializing in advertising and signs—for eight years, both in her native British Columbia and for a few years after arriving in Newfoundland in 1997. She spent a year in Elliston, on the Bonavista Peninsula, then moved to St. John's. Always interested in painting, she turned seriously to the medium in 1999, producing small watercolours—primarily landscapes—that she offered for sale at various outlets in St. John's. She was also painting portraits, creating a series of decorated paper clocks, and teaching and playing music. In 2004, Clarke began to explore printmaking, specifically block printing; with assistance from St. John's artists Tara Bryan, Marnie Parsons, and Anita Singh. “I knew I'd found my medium,” she says. “It was like a moment of illumination. Printmaking gives me a way to be more creative, to express my ideas more freely. My work now has more design and graphic elements—it's more expressive of the things I want to say than my landscapes were.”