Clare Shaughnessy


My aim is to take paper or canvas and create an emotion. I’m a wildlife geek who feels compelled to try to capture the amazing beauty of nature inside the limits of a picture frame.

The single most important part of my work process is being outdoors, walking and working always with my camera, sketching gear and binoculars. This is an everyday, rain or shine, no excuses necessity, the importance of which cannot be overstated. Watching birds, stumbling across a fox’s den or counting the seasons by the wildflowers that come and go, this is what creates the charge, the excitement of connection, a feeling that I’ve been accepted into a secret world.

Then, hopefully I can share that world with whoever is viewing my work.


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