Clarissa is a professional artist living in Hampshire who works in many mediums. These include watercolour, pen and ink, graphic materials, oil, acrylic, pastel and etching. Her love of colour and line is evident in her work and the subject matter is varied from figurative to abstract. She has exhibited work in solo and mixed shows in galleries in London and the south as well as in Sweden. She accepts commissions and her work is in private collections both in the UK and internationally.

Brought up in London, coming from a family in the fine art business, she studied at the Slade School of Fine Art under Sir William Coldstream. She went on to do a postgraduate Diploma in teaching at the Institute of Education, London University. She also studied the conservation of paintings with John Hume, President of the Restorers Guild.

With comprehensive experience of teaching Art at GCSE and A level examinations in both state and private education, as well as in adult education; her students range from 3 to 90 years old, many of whom have since won competitions and exhibited in their own right.

Recently she won an award from the Test Valley Arts Foundation and is featured in a History and Dictionary of British Flower Painters (published by The Antique Collectors Club, ed. Josephine Walpole ), a comprehensive volume of British floral painters.

The flowers, landscapes and figures shown here demonstrate Clarissa's skill and imagination and are a small sample of her range as an artist. More of her work which includes portraiture, still life and animals can be found on her website by clicking here.