Clare is a watercolour artist and textile designer with a love for the painterly and softly hand drawn images. She grew up in Cheshire and her love of flowers and fine detail was apparent at a young age. Studying at Manchester College of Art & Design, then graduated with a B A (Hons.) degree in Textiles from Loughborough College of Art and Design.
Based in London, she had a colourful career as a product developer & designer for luxury heritage brands and extensively travelled in Europe.
A stint in Los Angeles, California working for Samsung Textiles Division, developing fashion prints & fabrics brought her closer to her passion of creating and developing bespoke textiles and working with manufacturing. Then taking up a creative design role at the iconic British Heritage Brand, Mackintosh, Glasgow brought her to Scotland.
Since establishing her own studio in Perthshire, Scotland she has collaborated with Johnstons of Elgin, designing a range of bespoke printed home products and Liberty of London. Utilising her experience of creating and developing products and knowledge of printing, she uses luxury natural fabrics to create beautiful home products.
Her watercolours and illustrations are full of delicate, subtle colours, with a hand drawn & sketchy feel to them. Interiors and magazines seems the natural choice to display her work, with a new collection of paintings & drawings now available at the stunning and deVOL kitchens showroom in New York and illustrating for Liz Earle Wellbeing Magazine 2021/22.
Clare runs wellbeing workshops and events throughout the UK and collaborates with some wonderful charities, especially Horatio's Garden at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow Spinal Unit providing creative and therapeutic workshops for gentle rehabilitation and recovery.