Collection: Claire Lou Carey

I’m drawn to colour, nature, plants and people, and I love to invoke my pattern design and illustrator background into my drawings and paintings. Mixing current trends with retro influences and textures; playing with mark-making and how paints react together, move and layer, leaving brush strokes and pencil marks

to represent the flawed and beautiful world we live in. Something as simple as freckles transform a portrait: there is no ‘im’ — perfections make us unique.

I love a happy mistake.

I layer and blend to create harmonious but quirky combinations in different mediums: watercolour and gouache are current favourites.

I studied art at university and have a First Class Degree in Illustration.

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