Clare is a textile artist based in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. With a background in Textile Design at art schools in London and Surrey, she creates mixed media paintings, showcasing my love of nature and wildlife, described as organic, whimsical and rustic.
‘I take much of my inspiration from the natural surroundings of where I live, capturing the seasonal changes and gathering materials from walks in the forest with my daughter and trusty pug, Sniff.
I am a keen collector, and surround myself with an eclectic mix of items throughout my home. I take great pleasure in these items, which I source from near and far: anywhere from local boot fairs and yard sales to antique centres around the world.
Never one to follow the “less is more” approach, I find by decorating my home with objects I love, allows me to further express my creative side, and this is also reflected in my work. Intricate layers of newspaper, collage and scripts are all elements I return to again and again.’