The Stockport Carnival
is an annual community event which has been running for over 100 years. This
painting captures the parade of 2013.
Clapcott creates an extensive body of visual research, through sketches on
location, which directly inform each painting. Helen is one of very few
contemporary artists using the medium of egg tempera; mixing pigment with egg
yolk and applying to gesso tablets.
often plays with scale, packing lots of detail into each work. Industrial mill
buildings and architectural features such as the viaduct, dominate and people
become tiny and insect like as cranes, cars and trains move overhead.