About

'I use mixed media techniques to evoke a memory of time and place in my work. The faded grandeur of the peeling facades of Venetian palaces, revealing their echoing stories layer by layer, a glimpse into another life and time. Vintage mannequins discovered in a long forgotten Parisian atelier. Ornate architectural details from Classical, Byzantine and Gothic-Renaissance styles sit alongside the more natural forms of shells, plants and birds. Fragments from handwritten letters, poetry and vintage wallpaper are incorporated into the collaged backgrounds of my paintings, creating surface textures which suggest the patina of age and which hint at the ethereal.'

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Clare graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1996 with an honours degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, with a Support Study in Printmaking. She worked as a designer and maker for a number of years, both freelance and for larger design companies. Her jewellery has been exhibited across the UK at venues including the Business Design Centre in Islington, the Barbican Centre London and the National Museum of Scotland.

Throughout this time she continued to exhibit the prints and collages she began as part of her degree, and since 2001 she has combined a career in art education with the development of her own paintings. Over the last 10 years she has exhibited regularly throughout Scotland, both in smaller galleries and in larger exhibitions including the Paisley Art Institute, The Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

AWARDS

2017 The Art Hire Award, Scottish Drawing Competition
2016 The Willa Revie Award, MacLaurin Art Gallery
2013 The Patron's Award, MacLaurin Art Gallery
1996 The Strathearn Gallery Award, DJCA Degree Show

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
The Stars Go Waltzing, Velvet Easel Gallery, Portobello, Edinburgh
Summer Exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth
Artay, Perth Arts Festival

2018
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Winter Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy
Save the Children Exhibition, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayr
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Galleries and Museum

2017
Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Galleries and Museum
Save the Children Exhibition, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayr
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Summer Exhibition, Lillie Art Gallery
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Galleries and Museum
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Winter Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy

2016
Save the Children Art Exhibition, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayr
Burns Squared, Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Galleries and Museum

2015
Royal Scottish Exhibition of Painters in Watercolour Winter Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Galleries and Museum

2014
Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Galleries and Museum
MacArt exhibition, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayr

2013
The MacLaurin Open Fine Art Exhibition, MacLaurin Gallery, Ayr

2012
Frameworks Gallery, Troon
'Homework', Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine