I now have most of this website finished. There will be some tweeks and additions in the next few weeks but most of it is up now. Anybody perusing this site will notice the graphic design section – yes that’s right I have officially put out my shingle. I am available to do graphic design, marketing, and small events. I am currently on contract (maternity leave) with the Newfoundland Liquor Corporation as their Production Coordinator in the Marketing Department. A truly fun job as I get to coordinate all signage and promotional materials for all 24 retail stores. Unfortunately, this contract will end February 2013 but by then I will be aiming to run my venture full time. So feel free to pass this around to anybody you think would be interested – I will be specializing in small business marketing needs. More info on some small marketing packages to come.
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.”