Clement McAleer, born in Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland in 1949, studied at the Canterbury College of Art in Kent and at the Royal College of Art in London before graduating in Fine Art in 1975. In 1978 he moved to Liverpool, here he was a prize-winner in the John Moores Exhibition and worked in a studio at the Bluecoat Arts Centre for over twenty years. His return to Belfast came in 2003, it was here that he was later elected as an Associate of the Royal Ulster Academy in 2006 and a full member in 2009.
Clement’s artwork has been exhibited extensively around the world and gradually entered public and corporate collections, these included Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Ulster Museum (Belfast), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), the Arts Councils of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the European Parliament (Brussels) and Allied Irish Banks.
Clement’s paintings, predominantly landscape, focus on the shifting aspects of nature. His travels in Europe were included in his inspiration for his new body of unique artwork, which comprised railway paintings where a stronger emphasis on structure came into his work.