ABOUT CLARE WILCOX
As a young girl living on a Southland farm in New Zealand, Clare Wilcox found a way to passionately express not only herself but her natural surroundings, through various art forms. And now some 30 years later, she's still doing it.
In fact, it was a Southland Girls High School art teacher who molded and encouraged Clare to complete her degree in design and art studies. It was also a teacher at this school to whom Clare sold her first painting.
A clothing design career in both Invercargill and Christchurch started Clare on what was to be a lifelong journey of creativity and eccentricity. Specialising then in delicate hand stitched wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, Clare still reinvents a dress or outfit for every occasion whether it's for herself, her family members or friends.
But it was in Central Otago that Clare returned to her first love - painting. To improve her overall skill set, Clare worked with a tutor from the Wanaka Art School and explored life drawing.
Clare's abstract pieces work in ways that many artists cannot achieve. There is no 'formula', they just come together. Circles amongst clean lines. Blues merge with vibrant reds. Light adores the glass-like resin finish. Colour within colour.
Each piece is a wonderland that vibrantly depicts the environment from which it was born - Clare's imagination.