Philippa Clarke is a visual artist who lives and works in the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, UK. She is a graduate of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and in 2021 was shortlisted for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the foremost annual drawing exhibition in the UK.
Philippa studied at the the Royal Agricultural College in the early 1990s and maintains a keen interest in how land is used and managed. In her drawings and paintings she seeks to uncover our complex relationships with the landscape and the environment.
In 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic prevented her from accessing her studio, Philippa began to document the immediate landscape of her home and local community in charcoal drawings on paper. From a reluctant family walk to a midwife setting off to work, Philippa's charcoal drawings reveal glimpses of daily life in extraordinary times.