Clare Woods is an intuitive abstract artist based in Torbay, Auckland. She has always painted and has vivid memories of bright colours and patterns spilling over walls from painting windows as a child. It is that freedom to be creative that lead to a successful career in design. Having studied various art forms, Clare majored in graphic design. After working as an art director for several leading advertising agencies, in 1999 Clare started her own design company and began specialising in educational book design.
Clare has explored many mediums including clay, printing and fibre art. She now predominantly paints in acrylics on canvas and often incorporates mediums such as pencil, crayon or pastel in her mark making. Clare also enjoys collage and is exploring this further.