Clare was brought up in rural North East Scotland, she later studied painting at the Leith School of Art and Cumbria College of Art. She was delighted to be awarded the Scottish Arts Club prize in 2017 at the annual RSW exhibition and has exhibited throughout the UK. Edinburgh is now where she calls home.
Her landscape paintings try to capture something of the changeable nature of the Scottish climate with lively brushstrokes and rich colour. Likewise her floral still lives are approached with similar vigor and enthusiasm.
Clare seeks to describe the essence of a place or object. Water, sea and skies provide a constant source of fascination and ongoing challenge. She returns to places visited and that are in one way or another important to her. Colours that speak and an attempt to put down in paint something about the feel of what is being looking at.