Clare Hatcher is a Portrait Artist who paints primarily in oils, but also uses watercolour with coloured pencil, and pen and ink. She lives and works in Dorset England. Photography has become more than just a tool for Clare's work, with portraiture at the forefront, Clare has been doing occasional photography for The Telegraph, as well as private commissions.
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters has recently accepted one of Clares Portraits for their prestigious annual Exhibition at 'The Mall Galleries' London.
The Standard Chartered Bank, of Singapore have also chosen one of her portraits to join what is reputedly one of the largest collections of figurative paintings in the world.
One of the most important aspects of Clare's output is the huge range of subjects that she covers. From Portraits to Still Lifes, Landscapes, Animals and Birds, The Countryside and Plants and even Fantasy.
She has exhibited widely in Dorset, but also in Surrey and London. She has exhibited Miniatures, and in the 'Salon De Refuse' at The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery and Medici Gallery in London.
Her work has also been included in a touring Sporting Art Exhibition, travelling to France, Italy, Holland, The Virgin Isles and New York.
Clare has worked as a Freelance Illustrator for some of London's top Publishing Houses, notably, Penguin, Macmillan, Micheal Joseph and Pelham to name but a few.
She has won awards with the London Association of Illustrators and the European Illustrators Association on more than one occasion.
Clare was voted Wiltshire Life best artist for 2007.
Clare can now often be found working on commissions, and is happy to talk to customers, and answer questions about her work, at Studio 3, The Cygnet, Swans Yard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. You can view The Cygnet's website here.
The Cygnet is an artists Co-operative, where there are 9 units, or Studios, displaying the works of about 20 artists and makers.
Clare displays paintings, photographic prints and greetings cards for sale.
This site contains samples of the wide range of subjects from the starkly realistic in style to the more abstract.