Terence Clarke is a contemporary landscape and still life painter and is highly regarded for his use of vivid colour and strong drawing combined with a distinctive flattened perspective – an instantly recognisable style. Influences range from Matisse to the Scottish Colourists, and his work is often filled with an intense light, giving it a distinctly Mediterranean feel. His themes range from Mediterranean landscapes, to still life and the occasional figure and portrait pieces. His paintings are carefully structured with strong drawing whilst the paint is applied generously in rich bold strokes.
Born in 1953, Terence Clarke had his early training in his native Lancashire before attending the Royal College of Art, where he received an MA in painting in 1979. His work has been exhibited widely across the UK and hangs in many public collections, notably the Contemporary Art Society.