Born in Wellington New Zealand, Susan Clare became a long distance voyager on the ‘RMS Rangitata’ at the age of two, and due to her father’s work, grew up in London.
Clare studied design at Sir John Cass School of Art, London and went on to assist in a gallery for whom she designed and produced a range of specialist picture frame mouldings for Interior Designers. Further studies included the restoration of damaged antiquarian prints and Gouache paintings.
Clare’s work was only occasionally exhibited in the gallery, as she worked mainly to commission.
Having drawn and painted subjects from the natural world since time began, Clare knew that the city landscape was not for her.?Her real love of painting light, and its effect on water and landscape prevailed.
After thirty years in Highland Perthshire and multiple house moves later, the children have grown up and left the nest, and a small studio/painting space has evolved.
Nature’s wild and rugged places are still Clare’s greatest source of inspiration and watercolour her favourite medium, with acrylic and oils a close second.
Resident in Pitlochry, Clare’s work has occasionally been exhibited locally and can be found in many private collections nationwide.