Biography of Carmel Clare
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Carmel Clare was born in 1964 Penkth, England and raised in Burlington, Ontario. While traveling around Canada as a young woman, she was struck by the dramatic landscape and ocean of BC, making it her home in 1989.
Carmel’s first explorations of the human portrait, still life, and landscape, were rendered by applying loose, expressive washes over which she glazed many layers with control and precision. She now prefers acrylics, combining her watercolour expertise with the textural advantages of acrylics to capture the feel of the West Coast, full of colour, space and strength.
In 2009, Carmel was guided by the experience and skill of Kiff Holland and Dean Croft in a mentorship program at their North Vancouver studio. When she is not painting, Carmel teaches at The Neighbourhood Art Studio in North Langley, BC. 2012 Active Member of The Federation of Canadian Artists
Shows And Exhibitions
2001 Surrey Arts Council /Air Canada PGA Art Show, Surrey BC
2004 Week End Art Show
2007-2011 Member Fort-Langley Artist Group (3 Shows Per Year)
2007-Fort Langley Museum /Fort Langley Artist Group/”This is my Town”
2007-2012 BirthPlace Gallery Of British Columbia
2007,08,09,10,11 Rivers Rails and Trails/ Birthplace Gallery of BC
2010-Emergence Art Show/Langley British Columbia
2008-2011 Arnold Mikelson Festival of The Arts
2009 Harmony Arts Festival /West Vancouver Bristish Columbia
2009-2011 Langley Studio Tour
2010 An Unrestrained Expression of Emotion, Invermere
2010-2011 Langley International Festival
2012 Spring is in the Air Art Show and Fundraiser
2012 Masterpieces in Miniature Shewood Park, Alberta
July 2010 White Rock British Columbia/Festival of the Arts
Spring 2011 Arabella Magazine/Featured Painting/Effusion Art Gallery
January 2012 Langley Times/Neighbourhood Art Studio