Silver City hosting London artist Clair Scully July 12 | NevadaAppeal.com

Silver City hosting London artist Clair Scully July 12

Claire Scully
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London-based artist Claire Scully, known for her meticulous, nature-based illustrations, is one of five visiting artists this summer at the Resident Artist Program in Silver City.

Scully will be offering a workshop for adults and teens from 10 a.m. to noon July 12 at the Silver City School House at 385 High Street.

The workshop will focus on visual semantics and semiology, the signs and symbols people use to visually communicate an idea.

In addition, some of Scully’s drawings are on display at an exhibition at University of Nevada Reno Galleries. Visit the Sheppard Contemporary Gallery at UNR from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday to see her work.

Scully has been working as a freelance illustrator since graduating with a Masters in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins in 2006, with an ever expanding client list including the New York Times, The Guardian, penguin books, Random House, National Maritime Museum, Adidas, etc. In her own work, Scully “draws upon a detailed love of the observed.” Using photographs as a starting point, she creates a fantastical world with intensely detailed, beautiful drawings highlighting the natural patterns in the environment.