Venue 33: Claire Bartlett | Visual Artist | New

Open: Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm
Venue: Puddle & Goose, 1-3 Broadway West, SS9 2BZ
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After helping set up a community arts Centre in the 70`s I took my degree at Newcastle upon Tyne and worked as a Community Artist for many years.

Among other projects, I designed for theatre companies, made giant structures with Welfare State International and made Bunraku puppets with Puppets and People, while also working in the community with youth groups, young offenders and schools in Visual and Performing Art.

Since moving to Southend some 15 years ago, I have set up and run Southend Youth Arts, which provides arts opportunities for young people and also for access groups. Currently I have largely retired from community arts work to concentrate on my own Visual Art practice. I also run art classes for adults. 

I am using watercolour techniques and mixed media to explore images that you see in my work and celebrate the colour and diversity of life.

My aim now is to share the joy and wellbeing that art brings through my teaching practice, and to develop my own art.