Susan Clare


Susan Clare creates art in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media, drawing inspiration from Jamaica's tropical landscape, where she made her home for over 30 years and, more recently, from the English countryside of her native South East Essex.  Moving home has renewed her awareness of the subtle colours and fresh charm of Essex scenery.  The themes in her work span two continents, but in common, they encourage mindfulness and a reverence for life in its natural, graceful simplicity.  


A full time artist since 1997, Susan started painting traditional, realistic watercolours and specializing in commissioned portraits.  Latterly, she has added an exciting range of contemporary acrylics, both figurative and abstract, to her repertoire.  She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Jamaica, Florida, London and Chelmsford.


Susan was chosen as one of seven artists, for inclusion in the coffee table book on "Montego Bay - Jamaica" by Pauline Reid, published in 2011.  Her work is at Coyaba Resort in Montego Bay, the World Bank in Kingston, and can be found in private collections in Jamaica, the Caribbean, England, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and Iceland.


Susan currently exhibits locally at Gallery 43, Moulsham Street, with Activate and with Chelmsford Art Society.  She runs watercolour workshops in Hadleigh, at HOFS, on Tuesdays and at The Butterfly Studio, Flacks Green, Terling on Thursdays.  She is available for demonstrations/talks for Art Clubs.  For workshops in Jamaica, in the summer and for further details on all of the above... 


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