Details:

This painting depicts a young figure in a reclining position. The fluid red and orange brushstrokes above the figure’s head illuminate mysterious outlines, perhaps bat wings and eyes, imagery that a child might encounter in a nightmare.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Dream Little One Dream, Fear is Only a Dream

This painting depicts a young figure in a reclining position. The fluid red and orange brushstrokes above the figure’s head illuminate mysterious outlines, perhaps bat wings and eyes, imagery that a child might encounter in a nightmare.

Clarke's work explores the passage of time. The artist's compositions often feature distorted subjects in the act of appearing or disappearing—evoking a memory that is slowly fading away. Each layer of paint is an attempt to interpret a moment in time that would have otherwise been overlooked or forgotten. Inspired by her childhood, Clarke frequently references old family photo albums and collected letters and notes—as well as films and books that continue to pervade her own thoughts and memories.

Specs:

20 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Cathleen Clarke

Clarke’s paintings depict distorted figures in the act of appearing and disappearing, exploring the passage of time. Inspired by the enigmas of childhood, the artist uses layers of paint to evoke overlooked or forgotten memories that are slowly fading away. Clarke’s compositions frequently reference old family photo albums and collected letters and notes, as well as childhood films and books that continue to pervade the artist’s thoughts.

Cathleen Clarke:
Dream Little One Dream, Fear is Only a Dream, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
24.0 × 20.0 inches /
Cathleen Clarke:
Dream Little One Dream, Fear is Only a Dream, 2021
Oil and acrylic on canvas
24.0 × 20.0 inches /