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Clare Money - based Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Clare Money was brought up in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1991, the landscape has been the main inspiration for her work, particularly the ever-changing light and moods of the Northumberland coast.

Clare has a passion for the industrial archeology of her native North East England, and has been known to climb through a hole in the fence to sketch an industrial site before it is lost to redevelopment... The pictures shown here include images of Smith’s Dock, a shipyard in North Shields which closed in the 1990s, including the old dock gates. You can also spot the North/South Shields ferry going past.

Other paintings were done on the site of the former power station at Blyth, and feature post-industrial locations at Blyth and Cambois. Many of these are shown in the cult film ‘Get Carter’, made in 1971 when these were still busy industrial areas. The more recent wind turbines at Blyth can also be seen in many of Clare’s paintings.

'Long forgotten' - pastel/charcoal - 2007 - SOLD

'What lies beneath' - pastel/charcoal - 2007 - £695


'Hidden corners' - 2007 - pastel/charcoal - SOLD

'Iron Bridge' - pastel/charcoal - 2007 - £750

'In the shadows' - 2007 - pastel/charcoal - SOLD

All that remains - pastel and charcoal on paper - 2007 - SOLD


Dock gates - 2007 - £595

Still waters - charcoal/pastel - 2007 - £795

Sprey warrior - charcoal/pastel - 2007 - £995

© Frances Thirlway Fine Art 2009