Clare graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1996 with an honours degree and 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.
Using mixed media techniques Clare’s work evokes a memory of time and place. 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.
2017 The Art Hire Award, Scottish Drawing Competition
2016 The Willa Revie Award, MacLaurin Art Gallery
2013 The Patron’s Award, MacLaurin Art Gallery
If you like the style and have a particular subject in mind then it may be possible to commission a piece from the particular artist.
The Atelier Gallery has managed many commissions for our clients and believes it is a unique and personal way of purchasing art. We are here to simplify a process that allows you to become fully engaged, as appropriate, with the design and development of a bespoke piece of artwork.
To discuss how to proceed then please contact us at [email protected]
The Atelier Gallery
5 Howard Street
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