New series of chemo drawings and diary work

13 May 2020

I’ve started on series 2 of my chemo drawings and started a diary which will probably have occasional entries. I had a break in treatment due to covid-19 so relieved to have started again.

Commemorative quilt and Dwell Time

9 May 2020


I was delighted to be invited to contribute to a ‘Digital Quilt’ made up of individual artworks to commemorate the lives of former MA Fine Art Course Director Joanna Greenhill and former Senior Lecturer Dr Kate Love at Central St Martins, both of whom have recently passed away.


One of my chemo day drawings is included on page 11 of edition 2 of Dwell Time: Dwell Time is a free publication and you can buy postage to have a copy delivered to you.

Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit publication reflecting on mental wellbeing, established in 2018 by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama.

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

#30 Chemo day drawing 25 November 2019 #2

Isolation and lockdown

14 Apr 2020

Still in isolation obviously and only allowed to go into the garden. I am waiting anxiously to see what treatment I am offered when I have my telephone consultation with the oncologist at the end of the month.

In the meantime I am working on some watercolours when the weather is good enough and also some drawings and prints.

Unanticipated world #3
Clare Smith Unanticipated world #4, Acrylic and ink on Xuan paper, 37x28cm, 2020
Unanticipated world #5, acrylic on Xuan paper, 78x29cm, 2020
Bay leaf and jasmine, watercolour, 26x18cm, 2020

Corona virus lockdown

27 Mar 2020

So two shows postponed and in lockdown at home. I made a series of Easter cards and prints just before having to self-isolate and have sold all the Easter cards and a couple of the lino prints.

I’ve started a series of black and white drawings – “Family stories” is the working title

and I have been reworking some old drawings


18 Feb 2020

This one has sold


Art <£100

15 Feb 2020

Exhibition on for 3 weeks at The Gallery at Nice Things 19-21 Harbour st, Ramsgate, CT11 8HA

Happy Year of the Rat

11 Feb 2020

The Chinese Year of the Rat started on 25 January 2020 and the year is l00king busy already with an online exhibition over on  Baby Forest of a curated selection from my Beachtime stories series of 100 ink drawings.  Many of the pieces are for sale in my shop.

#97 Corton Beach

I am working on some pencil drawings and also the abstract watercolour series Hug those you love and will show a selection at Brew Folkestone in April.


Reworking #13, Collage, ink and watercolour on paper

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize opens to the Public in London

6 Jan 2020

My piece Chemo Day Drawing 13 June 2019 (detail below) is currently touring as part of the The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition which will be on show in The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf from 18 January to 1 February 2020. This will be the first opportunity for the public to see the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition in London since the launch and Awards Announcement on 25 September 2019 prior to its tour to The Salisbury Museum.

The exhibition will be open daily from 11am to 4pm at Trinity Buoy Wharf and is free to see. The exhibition includes 68 drawings by 62 artists and makers, and will be accompanied by a programme of events held in the education space adjacent to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019 exhibition in The Chainstore. Group visits may also be arranged.