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Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke

Chester-Le-Street,, Co Durham,

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I am a self taught artist from Tyneside England. I first started with art making small clay sculptures to relax from a busy lifestyle competing in sport and running a successful gym. After winning the British Championships and a Mr Universe tittle in by 2007 I decided to retire to a slower pace of life. My interest in art helped to fill the void I felt after leaving the sport of bodybuilding. So I focused intensely on developing my own unique style. Often my artworks feature figurative and abstract elements combined with a fantasy theme. A lot of energy goes into my art and it shows in the finished paintings. A sense of drama and intensity comes to mind when looking at my larger images. My other drawings are soft gentle and erotic to celebrate the beauty of the female form. I paint with bright vibrant colours and my imagination create images that draw the viewer to take a closer look. Art is my release from daily life. Art gives me the opportunity to express my feelings from past or present. I have been an artist all my life really. I spent twenty years sculpting my own body into a herculean physique. My background in bodybuilding influencing my interest in figurative art. Music is a great motivation and influence too. Music is a great inspiration to lots of things including my art. Some of my paintings feature a musical theme like a ballerina or musical notes.Recently I have been working on some new sculptures and a new style of painting that is unique to me. These new images feature textured impasto underpainting with spray overpainting. Vibrant colour and fluid seamless form create striking, bold figures in this series of paintings. Also I have been painting a growing series of dramatic sunset images. These paintings often feature animals and some have a hunorous theme. My goal is to continue to expand my portfolio with different styles and media in various subjects. People now see me as a man of feelings and emotions. It took a lot of courage for me to go from the strength and power of bodybuilding to the softer, gentle world of art. Strength and energy I now freely express in my art instead of the gym. I am happier now holding a pencil or brush now as opposed to bars or dumbbells.
Kenneth Clarke.

 

Down Stream by Kenneth Clarke

 

Popular Street by Kenneth Clarke

 

Big Country by Kenneth Clarke

 

Spring Time by Kenneth Clarke

 

Follow The Stars by Kenneth Clarke

 

The Rematch by Kenneth Clarke

 

The Heart Of Everything by Kenneth Clarke

 

Snow Patrol by Kenneth Clarke

 

Odd Couple. by Kenneth Clarke

 

Blue Medadow by Kenneth Clarke

 

The Show Off by Kenneth Clarke

 

Eden Gate. by Kenneth Clarke

 

Destination 2 by Kenneth Clarke

 

Dog House by Kenneth Clarke

 

Boundry Fence. by Kenneth Clarke

 

To the stars by Kenneth Clarke

 

Big Old Tree by Kenneth Clarke

 

Melody by Kenneth Clarke

 

Private Road by Kenneth Clarke

 

Landsend by Kenneth Clarke

 

New Upload by Kenneth Clarke

 

Escape Plan by Kenneth Clarke

 

Time bandits by Kenneth Clarke

 

Mouse House by Kenneth Clarke

 

Underworld by Kenneth Clarke

 

Welcome Relief by Kenneth Clarke

 

Fallow by Kenneth Clarke

 

Big City Lights by Kenneth Clarke

 

Snow Dust by Kenneth Clarke

 

Secret Escape by Kenneth Clarke

 

Road Runner. by Kenneth Clarke

 

Shades Of Blue by Kenneth Clarke

 

Bird Tree by Kenneth Clarke

 

Vegetable Plot by Kenneth Clarke

 

Park Lane by Kenneth Clarke

 

Garden Party by Kenneth Clarke

 

Ravens Gate by Kenneth Clarke

 

Boundries by Kenneth Clarke

 

Road Beast by Kenneth Clarke

 

Beginnings by Kenneth Clarke

 

Heather Pasture by Kenneth Clarke

 

Cross Country by Kenneth Clarke

 

Watchfull by Kenneth Clarke

 

Alley Cat by Kenneth Clarke

 

Rural Trail by Kenneth Clarke

 

Gateway 2 by Kenneth Clarke

 

Freedom Road by Kenneth Clarke

 

Home Road by Kenneth Clarke