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.



Fronteer Open 2019

27 Nov 2019

Very pleased to have a drawing in the Fronteer Open 2019

Rainy Day drawing

Derek’s Room

26 Nov 2019

I have two pieces in Derek’s room in the Jarman Building, Studio3 Gallery, University of Kent. This is Studio3’s first juried open submission exhibition and includes a rich variety of work, all made within Kent: photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, video and textiles.

Derek’s Room will be open from Wednesday 4 December until Saturday 7 December, 10am – 5pm. 

Curated by Dr Eleen M Deprez, Callum Foad, Yannis Grimm, Emily Harman, Alice Richardson, Debbie Patterson, and Kostas Xanthopoulos.

With the kind support of creative campus and the School of Arts, University of Kent.