Clyde Holmes has exhibited
widely in England, Wales and Europe and has work in public
and private collections here and abroad. He was born in London
and studied fine art at Hornsey College of Art and St Martin's
School of Art 1965-68. Clyde's work featured in 'Visions of
Snowdonia' series, narrated by Sir Anthony Hopkins, BBC2 1997.
My painting is concerned with expressing the mystery and
power of the wilder aspects of the landscape which we're all
part of - there's no difference between nature outside us
and nature inside us. In my exhibitions I bring together (in
a variety of ways) the two halves of my work, poetry and painting.
In my painting I've been attempting to express the silent
dialogue between light and dark. We all live somewhere between
lightness and darkness. Constable said that landscape was
just another word for feeling. I'm trying to communicate these
mood swings of the 'uplandscapes' of Snowdonia through cloud-shadow
flaring, wavering, interfolding and gesturing - the rhythms
informing the shapes on the slopes. The uplands are full of
wind and light working off one another, a constant flux of
light and shadow.