New Mills artist, Clare Allan has used Swizzels Matlow as inspiration for much of her work.
”The Swizzels factory is an important land mark for New Mills, and is such an iconic building it is part of the identity of the town. I have drawn the mill from different angles, at different times of day, and in different seasons.”
Clare went to Thornsett Primary School and New Mills Secondary School, and then studied Art at Hull University. After a period of working abroad she returned to her home town, and began to draw the views that were important to her.
Clare creates landscapes in a unique style, using charcoal, pastel and paint.
The factory can also be seen in the drawing’s ‘Gina’s view’ and ‘Lily’s window,’ both which were done as commissions.
Clare is working on a new drawing to be shown as part of New Mills Festival in September, which also features Swizzels.
Clare sells her work in several Galleries in Derbyshire, and locally in The Gallery on High Street, New Mills. She also sells her work through her website, and has posted prints out to New Mills expats across the globe.