Available Works

In The Studio


Clare Rees-Hales (b.1986, British) is a contemporary figurative painter, who lives and works in London. She co-founded and studied at the alternative art school ‘The School of the Damned’ and recently completed the Turps Studio Programme, an intensive two-year painting course at Turps Art School, London. She makes psychologically charged paintings and drawings which explore women’s interior and exterior worlds. The women in her paintings exhibit confidence and power in their solitude. It is as if their inner voice is loud but hard to hear. Her works borrow from the language of Western art history, depicting subjects in a way that enforces a sense of claustrophobia - kicking back against the patriarchal forces that have brought them to be. Clare lives and works in London, UK.


Specialist Degree, Turps Art School, 2018-2020

Specialist Degree, The School Of The Damned, 2013-2014

BFA, Wimbledon College of Art, 2007-2010


2021, Safe House 1, Copeland Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2021, Your Foot in my Face and other Tectonic Strategies, Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK (Group)
2021, Turps End of Year Show, Thames-Side Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2020, Resonant Strangeness, Marram Arts, Glasgow, Scotland (Group)
2020, Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral, Virtual Show (Group)
2019, Time Flies Like The Wind, Fruit Flies Like Bananas, The Art Academy, London, UK (Group)
2019, Turps Painters, Turps Banana, London, UK (Group)
2016, SNAKE HORSE GOAT MONKEY, Guest Projects, London, UK (Group)
2014, The School of the Damned Degree Show, The Horse Hospital, London, UK (Group)
2014, The School of the Damned, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, UK (Group)
2013, The School of the Damned Interim Show, Five Years Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2013, Saatchi Magazine Art & Music, Tramshed, London, UK (Group)
2012, Bow Arts Open, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK (Group)
2011, Hackney Wicked Festival, London, UK (Group)
2010, Taking A Line For A Walk, Wimbledon Project Space, London, UK (Group)
2010, Wimbledon BA Degree Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2009, Whole Milk, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK (Group)