UPCOMING Solo Exhibition

‘A  C h a n g e  o f  A i r’

10-14 May 2022

@ The Studio 73 Glebe Place, Chelsea London SW3 5JB

 Inspired by a recent move to Cornwall showcasing 100 new paintings from the past year.

Capturing the Cornish Coastline, the Thames & Venice

Open 9am-6pm

Private View Tuesday 10th  6-8.30pm

For any enquires or to be put on the mailing list please email Clare: clare@clarebowen.co.uk



Surrey Artists’ Open Studios

My photographer husband Nick Oakley & I are opening are garden studios with the SAOS. Later than the usual early June because of Covid. We hope people with come as we have lots of new work. Plus Covid measures are put in places with limited numbers of same bubble in studio at once, with hand sanitiser provided and masks to be worn. Plus a friendly welcome! 🙂

Dates Open: September 19,20  25,26,27  October 2,3,4

Times: 11am-5pm

Address: 2 Gorse Cottage, Little Hammer Lane, Bramshott Chase, Hindhead Surrey, GU26 6BT   Tel: 07813 3200966

Teamed up: We are also on the Golden Valley Art Trail. Connecting with 6 other artists in this area. You can pick up a flyer from ours to go on the local trail.

Russell Gallery Mixed Summer Exhibition

Very pleased to be part of the Russell Gallery summer show. Where I will be exhibiting two of my large London paintings, the third had already sold with them. Framed beautifully in 22 carat gold. There is a mixture of some wonderful artist’s work I hope you can visit! – or look on their gallery website: www.russell-gallery.com

Opening 25th June until 5th September 2020.

For enquiries about the paintings: 12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 1JP

Telephone: 0208 780 5228    E-mail: russgallery@aol.com


Artist Support Pledge

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic many artists have found themselves without work, exhibitions being cancelled and sales disappeared. In an attempt to alleviate some of this stress artist Mathew Burrows has instigated #Artistsupportpledge

It means I will be posting paintings on Instagram for a reduced rate at £200 or less and every time I reach £1000 I pledge to buy another artists work. I will post my first painting on Tuesday 14th April.

This is now finished. With a donation from all the sales through The Artist Support Pledge on instagram I raised £1200 for the NHS Charities Together Campaign in aid of the NHS Charities COVID-19 Appeal.


The Artist Magazine

My article out in May issue. Lots of tips on travelling with oil paints and painting in new places


Battersea Affordable Art Fair


Stand G6

12-15th March 2020

Really pleased to be showing at this international art fair, it’s my first time there and so chuffed to be with the London, Russell Gallery!

Six paintings with London bridges as its theme. The first three are 80x100cm and the rest are smaller & all at the fair.


Sky Arts Landscape Artist of The Year

I am so excited to be a part of this fab show! It is aired Tuesday 12th November on Sky Arts. But also you can watch it on Now TV at anytime. My episode is filmed on location in Newcastle on the River Tyne, 8 contestants with a set time to complete a painting…. Read my blog post for what happens, posted after the program.



Nominated for Surrey Artist of The Year

I am very pleased to have come 2nd – runner up, such a boost that so many people voted for me, thank you!

Really pleased to be in a group show at The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey with 14 other artists. When people came to my open studio this summer they nominated me and now they have their vote again to decide who is Surrey Artist of The Year. If you are local do go and see the show and vote for me!! (if you want to ????

These are my 3 paintings showing:



The Artist Magazine Competition & Exhibition

At The Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham

July 11-August11th 2019

Very happy that my painting recently won the Highly Commended Prize in this competition!


‘London, Venice, Coast & Country’

Solo Exhibition

14-18th May  9am-6pm

@‘The Studio’ 73 Glebe Place, Chelsea, London SW3 5JB

‘I am thrilled to be holding my first solo show in Chelsea, London. I have over 80 recent paintings with some large oils of Venice and London and small plein air paintings. Subjects include The Thames featuring Albert Bridge, Chelsea & Battersea areas. Snow scenes and the English countryside, harbours and coastline. The work reflects my love of light and colour. I am a contemporary impressionist and it is said my work brings a sense of joy.

The paintings will be in a bespoke handmade frames. I have sourced the best framer, in my opinion. ‘The Artistic Framing co.’ in Waterlooville with over 40 years experience, they will compliment my work and in homes to come.

History of Glebe Place

The Chelsea location is fitting venue for Clare’s exhibition as artists have lived in Glebe Place for over a 100 years. To name a few – Walter Sickert and Alfred Munnings and more recently Frances Bacon have all lived in Glebe Place. 

No. 73 is an old artists studio converted in a beautiful galley space. The gallery has a stylish homely feel with Victorian features, a fireplace and high ceilings. It suits Clare’s work perfectly