medium - papercut
clare's work is produced using paper, a scalpel and a touch of imagination.
she draws most of her inspiration from the natural world but the magic of myth and folklore is present too.
studying graphic design and illustration has influenced her style. bold lines and stylized forms give a strong design element to her pictures. in recent months the application of coloured layers to her previously monochrome work has added to the graphic impact.
clare is following in the footsteps of the georgian and victorian silhouette portrait artists, she has merely swapped scissors for a scalpel and has moved away from the realism of portraiture to her own style and themes.