Claire Mc Dermott will be exhibiting at TIAF London 2015 as part of a curated exhibition of 80 contemporary artists from across the world. She has a painting and a sculpture in the TIAF London 2015 exhibition from her latest project inspired by Michaelmas daisies.
Claire Mc Dermott’s MRBS artwork is based on botanical sculpture/ installation/ photography and illustration by creating a body of work around a particular flower. She allows the subject to lead her into new directions as she explores the essence of nature.
Mc Dermott born and lives in London and has dual Irish nationality. At De Montfort University, Lincoln, she studied Historic Decorative Crafts in a wide range of subjects covering woodcarving and gilded decoration. She worked for Sir Dick Reid of York and for Alan Martin’s studios in Twickenham as a classically trained woodcarver and clay sculptor on architectural and figurative ornamentation.
She has worked in partnership with Harrow Arts Centre (HAC), to receive funding from the Arts Council, England to launch the opening of The Gallery at HAC. The Picture Advisory Panel, RHS, awarded Mc Dermott’s watercolour paintings botanically correct in 2014 and she was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal for her six watercolour paintings in the 2015 New RHS London Botanical Art Show. Mc Dermott was shortlisted for the watercolour competition at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) in 2015 exhibiting at the Mall Galleries. Her work is also held at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland and at Luminaire Arts, London. Her work is regularly shown at The Independent Artist Fair (TIAF), London and she is a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, Axis, Forum and the Art Workers’ Guild.