Posts by Caroline

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.”

NEW! Folk Fest 2017 Poster

I was pleased to be asked to create the illustration for the 41st Annual Newfoundland & Labrador promotions and t-shirt. …

December Print Sale

NEW!  There have been a number of sales already! The numbers below have been changed to reflect the changes. It’s …

40th Commemorative Print

This year is a big year for the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival! Celebrating 40 years is a big deal …

Art for Sale…

Going through some of my stacks of paper and checking to see what I have left for sale after the …

Did you ever get the feeling like you’ve just been squeezed out of a tube of toothpaste? Well that is the best I can do to describe how I’m feeling these days. Actually, I feel like I’ve just been squeezed from one situation to another for awhile now.

I have moved jobs – again. It seems like I’ve been moving around forever. I’m hoping I will stick to this one now.  I actually come home with energy these days.  The new job – although busy, which I like – is not so over the top I can do the things I like to do in my off time – like drawing 🙂

It’s been a bit actually.  I’ve played around the last few months but have had no good ideas.  So lately I’ve been forcing myself to go down to the Printshop regardless – even if all I do is look through art books.  Just the act of thinking about art I hope will start something creative.  It has been a dry patch I must say.

And so, here I am, again. And here is a pic of the path to the Printshop this winter.  It will be a well worn path.IMG_0074

Making the Switch

Cara Kansala, Pam Dorey, and I had so much fun doing the first Come All Ye! show in 2008 that we decided …

Spring has finally sprung (for now anyway) and I have been working on a poster for a new concert my husband and the very talented Chris Kirby have been putting together. Last year, my husband, John, was asked to stage manage a “new talent” contest which in turn introduced him to some wonderful young musicians. Coincidentally, Chris Kirby was offering the prize to the winners of this contest in the form of recording a demo which introduced him to the same. Chris and John have been so inspired by the level of musicianship and professionalism of these young performers they have decided to put a concert together that will take place at the LSPU Hall, Saturday, June 15th.

So I invite you to come out to this show. You will be blown away. At this concert you will see some of the finest music written and performed by some of the finest musicians in this province today.

And…here is the poster… 😮

Chris Kirby Concert

new print

“A crocus faces no judgement from the sun. Nor does it fear harsh criticism as it sprouts from the ground. …

more changes

Well, I’m on Day 2 of yet another new chapter. As many are aware, thanks to Facebook, I have started …

first big snow

First BIG snow! Time to play mandolin and do some drawing. No power. Luckily we don’t need electricity to play:)

Folk Arts Society, lspu Hall, RCA st. john's, NL, caroline clarke, graphic design, illustration, posters

I was having fun today doing up a new poster for the next FAS event. On January 27th, Young Folk at the Hall will be held at the LSPU Hall once again – this is it’s 12th Year! And this year, just because there is so much young talent in Newfoundland, there is going to be an extra concert in the event at 8pm. A Showcase of New Artists will feature the likes of Brianna Gosse, Peter Lanon, Nick Earle, Kat McLevey, Jenna Maloney, Esmee Gilbert and Leslie Amminson – many being alumni of the Young Folk Program.  Tickets for both events can be purchased at the LSPU Hall.