Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.

Clare is planning an open studio event on 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5 – part of Collingham Open Studios (see below for more info).

I try to paint loosely, exploring texture and always striving to capture the light on the landscape.
The Old Stables, Trent Lane, North Clifton NG23 7AT
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I started painting with watercolours after I saw an advert in a local art shop “Learn to paint watercolours in your lunch hour!” This sounded like my timescale as at the time I had a young family and was teaching part time. After many lessons, I went on to run workshops and art clubs in local primary schools and gave talks to local WI groups. I have exhibited as part of The Collingham Open Studio group at The Royal Oak in Collingham and am hoping to be able to host our informal WI painting group again this year.


I am very fortunate to have a large airy space where I can do my various projects (sewing, crafts and Christmas wreath making) as well as painting. It is also a great social space for parties, however, I do get blamed for monopolizing it!


Having recently dabbled in oils, I am intrigued at the different approach to painting. However I love the lightness and speed with which something can be conveyed with watercolour. Its unpredictability, from working wet into wet or splattering paint for looseness. I like to attempt a wide variety of subjects, from trees, woodland, landscapes to animals and buildings.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Open Studio: 29-31 May (BH), 10 to 5 (part of Collingham Open Studios)

  • No wheelchair access. 
  • Sorry due to Covid uncertainty, refreshments will not be available this year.