Clara graduated from Framingham State College with a Bachelors Degree in Art Studio. She has exhibited her drawings, paintings, watercolors and monotypes in many locations around New England including a solo exhibit at the Massachusetts State House where she received an Honorary Citation from the State Senate for “Recognition of Artistic Interpretation of the Scenic Beauty of the Blackstone River Valley and Purgatory Chasm State Reservation.” She has also exhibited at the SUNY Art Museum in Plattsburgh New York and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle Washington. She is presently teaching Monotype Projects for adults and various classes for children and teens at the Danforth Museum of Art School and Mixed Level Painting at the Hopkinton Cultural Arts Center. She resides in Westminster, Massachusetts.
Many of my images are inspired by places I have visited and are personally significant. Many of these places are meaningful not only for their obvious beauty but also for the hidden beauty and the natural phenomenon’s that transpire for a particular place to exist. I am amazed by the constant changes that need to take place in order for something to live. The four essential elements, Earth, air, fire and water are key to the survival of every living thing. My monotypes and paintings are re-examinations of these places. I build texture and form through the use of transparent glazes, Oil-based inks, Chine Colle, collographs and color pencil.