Clare Hooper achieves with ease the transmission of vitality, speed, originality and inhibition to canvas with a uniquely playful use of colour. She expresses her love of life, joy and vigour, untamed, enthusing smiles, wonderment, or furrowed brows!!! Like music, it is immediate, has impact and something wild in its presentation, great for large walls and corporate spaces, or minimalistic environments in need of some warmth and mediterranean sunlight. She shares it!
Frances Hooper Born 1957 Weston-super-mare Somerset. England.
A Contemporary Artist of British origin Clare obtained her Exeter University degree in 1978. Physical education, Drama and Art.
Taught in London before travelling in the USA and Europe, settling in Switzerland
1978 – 1992 teaching at the Freies Gymnasium Basel and International summer camp Montana in the Swiss Alps.
Her continued travels took her all over Europe and further afield, backpacking and cycling. A sabbatical around-the-world venture 1984-1985 to Srilanka, Philippines, Singapore Hongkong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Malaysia,
New Zealand, Tahiti, Australia, Haiti, the USA and Canada.
Caribbean 1989, China 1988, California 1990 and 1992.
Moving from San Moritz Switzerland to Italy in 1992.
Having moved to live on the beach in Sabaudia, Italy in 1992 her Art expression flourished and took on its unique form – expansive, explosive, abstract colourful paintings of dynamic energy.
1997 Dordrecht, Holland First solo Exhibition.
1999 Whilst teaching in Rome opened a gallery – San Felice Circeo where she continues to open during the summer months.
2000 Exhibitions in Riehen, Basel Switzerland
2000 Gallery opened in Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, and numerous exhibitions followed in various corners of Europe.
2019 Gallery, Clifton Arcade, Bristol, UK
2020 During Lockdown she works from home and exhibits on sunny days in her front garden gallery, Lower Langford.All Artists