The farmlands and wild prairie of the Midwest provide unobstructed views over large stretches of land. The horizon fades into the distance, and the point where sky ends and earth begins is difficult for one to determine - bringing into question whether a line of separation exists there at all.
We are used to seeing defining lines between things, so recognizing the absence of one captured me completely. I have studied Buddhism most of my life, and in it there is a constant reminder that there are no defining lines between anything - this includes life and death, as well as the body and the mind. The very act of painting is a form of mediation on this - like anything that can hold one completely in the present moment. And in this moment it is clear there is no separation between anything.
About the drawing series: CELESTIAL CARTOGRAPHY
Read the interview with Farmhouse Magazine about the work and studio practices:
FARMHOUSE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
Clare Doveton studied painting at Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After years in New York, California and New Mexico, she moved her family and studio to the Midwest.
Clare has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Zen Center, and decades of meditation practice play a key role in her work. She completed permaculture design certification through KPC as part of her continued interest and research of integrated systems and patterns in nature. Doveton was the Featured Artist for the Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction in 2015, and now also serves on their Executive Board of Directors. She has been nominated for the Kansas City Collection, and selected for the Hunter Museum of American Art Spectrum Exhibition. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Doveton’s paintings have been featured in Present Magazine, Farmhouse Magazine,, Studio Visit Magazine, Ink Magazine, The Journal, The Kansas City Star, Spaces Magazine, KC Metropolis, First Intensity Magazine, and Lawrence Magazine.
Clare’s work can be found in private and corporate collections internationally, including The Art of Emprise, Quest Financial, New School University, NOVA Financial, Truman Medical Center, One Light, KU Medical Center, Tradewind Energy, and others.