Clare Dean

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Clare lives in Wetherby. 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 sugarcraft, 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 work. 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 but more recently at 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 her first solo exhibition in 2007. Primarily her work is inspired by strong colours and nature. In 2008 she was commissioned to produce a large piece of work for "Fennel" restaurant which lead to further commissions. Clare is self publishing and her products include originals, prints and cards. Her main medium is acrylic inks, acrylics and mixed media and is happy to undertake demos and workshops in this medium. She has brought out a range of animal cards from pastels and hopes to follow this with a bird range.
A limited number of images are on the SAA website please visit my own website for the full range of products.  www.clarescreations.co.ukShe is Secretary to "Artists Around  Wetherby Open Studios" which was established in 2014 and takes place two weekends in May each year. - www.artistsaroundwetherby.com
She is also programme co-ordinator for Walton Group of Artists, near Wetherby.

Media

Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Mixed Media, Pastel

Subjects

Animal, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene

Awards

Clare was voted best in show in the Walton Group of Artists Annual exhibition in 2007 and again in 2012