Renowned artist and SCUBA diver Susan Clare is putting brush to canvas in an effort to help local marine life.
This talented artist is teaming up with the Jamaica Inn Foundation and White River Fish Sanctuary to raise funds for ongoing marine preservation off the north shore of Jamaica. She is painting an underwater scene on a 36” square textured wood panel, valued at US $2,400 which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
“l like a bit of mystery, with runs and splashes creating ambiguous passages of light and texture. Subjects emerge from colour and pattern. I want my work to inspire others to put the protection of our environment first and foremost in our daily decisions.” – Susan Clare
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About Susan Clare
Susan paints in watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media. Her work expresses light, color, and vibrancy, encouraging a feeling of being connected to, and protective of the natural world.
During 30 plus years in Jamaica, after a fulfilling career in scuba diving, Susan had the privilege of painting from the studio of Jannette Eyles, an RA trained sculptor and painter, for several months. She showed her first solo exhibition, at the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica, in 1997. Although specializing in portraits for several years, her first love has always been the natural environment, inspired by her tumbling tropical garden, Caribbean characters, and the underwater world. Regular solo or two-artist shows are followed yearly, in various locations in Jamaica and Florida. Since 2013, Susan has reconnected with her native UK countryside, coastlines, and wildlife. She now spends her time between the two countries, teaching workshops, giving talks/demos for art clubs, and painting commissions.