Clare has a background in textiles - specializing in carpet design for her B.A. - and began her career based in Kidderminster at the heart of the carpet industry. She now divides her time between designing for manufacturers and working as a fine artist.
Always having had a love of drawing, Clare went on to study botanical illustration at Birmingham University, founding the Birmingham Society of Botanical Artists with fellow students. The discipline of observational drawing underlies and informs both her design work and painting.
Recent exhibitions include ‘Botanical Inspirations’ at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter in May 2016, the South West Academy Open at Exeter Castle in September 2016, 'The Power of Three' at Artizan Gallery in August 2017, ‘Tor to Shore’ at Birdwood House in Totnes,August 2018, and ‘Land of the Three’ at Pavilions, Teignmouth, 2019.
Clare exhibits regularly with Torbay Guild and TAAG in Teignmouth and will be part of 2020's 'Devon Open Studios' at Voyage Fairtrade Gallery in Teignmouth Arts Quarter
“My paintings and drawings are a response to my surroundings and my place within them – the beautiful landscape of Devon where I live, the excitement of travelling to other places, the natural objects that are precious to each place. I am currently working, amongst others, a series on elegantly decaying boats, and wave paintings made on the beach using the action of the sea.”