Clare's Creations was established in 2000 by Clare and is now an Art and Framing Business run by Clare and her husband Tim.
Clare has always been interested in art and all things creative, having tried her hand at a number of crafts, including painting, sewing, knitting, patchwork, papermaking and sugar craft, but has throughout her life always wanted to return to painting. In 2000 an opportunity arose when her twin sister was looking to expand her own photography business and suggested that she could perhaps sell Clare’s art. Clare enrolled on a couple of one day silk painting courses and was captivated by the way paint moves on silk and as most silk painters will report was "hooked". In December 2000 she started her own business 'Clare’s Creations' selling her original paintings, cards, prints and posters at Craft Shows and national garden shows such as Harrogate Flower Show, Malvern Flower Show and Tatton Park. She held an exhibition in 2003 with a fellow artist which was very successful and in 2007 had a solo exhibition in Wetherby Town Hall.
Clare started as a silk painter but would now describe herself as a mixed media artist. She is a member of Walton Group of Artists, who have an annual exhibition in Walton and Clare was voted 'best in show' in 2007 and 2013. Primarily her work is inspired by strong colours and flowers, but she also produces novelty cards and prints from her original watercolours. In 2014 she helped set up Artists Around Wetherby - Open Studios - www.artistsaroundwetherby.com which is now an annual event in Wetherby.
The product range now consists of cards, prints, coasters, china mugs and of course original works. In 2008 Clare was successful in agreeing a licensing agreement for eight Christmas cards.
Tim provides a bespoke picture framing service. Without Tim’s help and patience she would not be able to continue to pursue her dream. Indeed many of the ideas for the novelty cards come from Tim, but he cannot be persuaded to put paint to paper and continues to leave that to Clare!
Contact Clare or Tim to discuss your art or framing requirements.
Telephone: 01937 583399
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