Claire Johnson

Bio and Statement



Clare Johnson is a locally based artist, moving to the area from Newcastle 20 years ago.
Her preferred method is drawing, and after many years of exhibiting and teaching traditional fine art, she has been inspired by the condition of our planet and society to create more whimsical, light hearted work.
This has resulted in the ‘birth’ of her characters, such as ‘Miss Prissy’, ‘the Gnome’ and Mad Grandad’, who all have quite a lot to say, with humour, wit and wisdom.
Creating this work is quite a meditative process for Clare, helping to soothe the deep sadness she feels about the degradation of our environment – physical and cultural.