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Mr Clive Wilkins

Mr Clive Wilkins

Artist in Residence, Department of Psychology

Co-founder of The Captured Thought


Research Interests

Clive Wilkins works as a fine art painter and has exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London on several occasions. He has also exhibited at the Royal Academy and in private galleries in Cork Street, London - where he had a one man show in 2007. His work can be found in public and private collections. Clive has produced portraits of Sir Howard Hodgkin and Sir Peter Blake amongst others and has been presented publicly to HRH Princess Royal. He is currently Artist in Residence in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

His writing and paintings have been in print on numerous occasions, most notably in his published work 'The Creatures in the Night', a story written and lavishly illustrated by Wilkins in 2008.

His current project, 'Moustachio', is a novel in four parts, of which parts 1,2 & 3 are complete~ the first of which was published towards the end of 2014 by 'Wind on the Wire'. The 'Moustachio' quartet ['Caruso', 'Zapik', 'Mannikin' and 'Eissenstrom'] seeks to explore imagination and questions aspects of consciousness and reality amidst the miasma of being.

He is a performer and magician and particularly interested in the nature of illusion and the psychology of perception, and the methods we adopt to make sense of a strange world.

He currently lives in the heart of England. In his spare time he is a teacher, flautist, origamist and tango dancer.

See also:

The Captured Thought in Florida

What the Captured Thought got up to at the Famelab

Artist in Residence, Clive Wilkins, publishes Count Zapik

Dancing Times features the art-science collaboration of Professor Nicky Clayton and Artist in Residence, Clive Wilkins

Examples of Clive's work

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The Ambassadors

The Bandaged LadyThe Spanish Moon Lady
The above paintings are oil on panel. For more examples of Clive's artwork, visit Behance.

Key Publications

Wilkins, C. (2014). The Moustachio Quartet~ Caruso Maelstrom. Wind on the Wire Press. ISBN 9780993002908.

Wilkins, C. (2014). The Moustachio Quartet~ Count Zapik. Wind on the Wire Press. ISBN 9780993002915.

Wilkins, C. (2014). The Moustachio Quartet~ Xavier Mannikin. Wind on the Wire Press. ISBN 9780993002922.

Wilkins, C. (2017). The Moustachio Quartet~ Eissenstrom. Wind on the Wire Press ISBN 9780993002939.

Wilkins, C. (2008). The Creatures in the Night. Dingley Press. ISBN-10: 0954708334, ISBN-13: 9780954708337.

 

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