Clare is a surface pattern designer and illustrator inspired by the natural environment of her rural Hampshire surroundings, where she lives and works on a farm with her husband and young family. After studying Painting at Art School in Norwich, she went on to the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School where she focused on imaginative and observational drawing & printmaking. She then went on to develop design skills in London pattern design studios before launching a freelance career.
Clare creates surface pattern designs and illustrations for textiles, papercraft collections, packaging and homewares. Aside from pattern designs, she takes on project-based collaborations with like-minded companies.
She has a passion for lino printing and loves spending time in galleries drawing ceramics and paintings. Otherwise, she can often be found enjoying the English countryside with her family, growing and collecting flowers to dry and, of course, drawing and painting every single day.
You can see more of her work at www.claretherese.com and you'll find a glimpse of her studio life almost daily on Instagram @claretheresegray .