Claire Roberts is an artist printmaker based in Aberdeen, Scotland. She studied Fine Art Printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and The Slade School of Fine Art, London. Roberts creates reductive relief prints that evolve through the drawing, cutting and multiple layering of colour upon colour.
Her prints feature portraits of enigmatic female characters and are explorations of the conventions of portraiture and traditional concepts of beauty. Her richly coloured and highly decorative portraits are not of “real” people but are imagined characters inspired from art history, music and film. These, mainly, female characters are not passive figures and they may confront or deliberately avoid your gaze – but what is hidden or revealed of their inner world in how they are portrayed to the world? Claire’s prints capture momentsin time, yet are timeless.
Roberts is a Printmakers’ Council and Royal Scottish Academy prize-winning artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is held in many collections, including the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; University College London; Grampian Hospitals Art Trust and Aberdeen Art Gallery.