Phillippa Clayden

Born in London in 1955, Clayden completed her BA at Central School of Art and Design and her Post Graduate Diploma at the Royal Academy Schools. She was the Winner of The Landseer and Dorothy Morgan Prizes in 1981 and 1982.

In 1991 she was nominated as ’one of the four most promising artists of the year’. She studied life drawing for 6 years under the inspirational tutorage of Cecil Collins. She has had 10 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions throughout Britain and internationally. For the past year she has been exhibiting and selling her work in Burlington Arcade Piccadilly.

Her paintings are noted for their unusual and breathtaking imagery but the most remarkable aspect of her work remains her excellence in any medium she chooses to work in and a total commitment to her own truth. Phillippa’s studio has been based in North London for the past 30 years

“Clayden builds up her intricate surfaces of paper or fabric physically in order to dismantle them psychologically”John Russell-Taylor.