I work predominantly in the medium of oil painting with mixed media on canvas, board and paper, using photos, notes and sketches for inspiration. I like painting and drawing plain-air around where I live on Brisbane’s Bayside. I’m interested in creating paintings that are evocative and intuitive and express an emotive reaction to the landscape. In 1996 I completed an Honours degree in Visual Art from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

In 2016 I was the recipient of the Brisbane Institute of Art’s Milburn Art Prize.  In 1996 I was awarded The Tweed Valley Art Prize for Painting from the Tweed Valley Regional Gallery and in 2004 The Jack McClure Memorial Award in the North Shore Art Awards in Auckland. Most recently I have been included as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Awards, Redland Art Awards and Moreton Bay Region Art Awards.


Clare Purser – Brisbane, QLD

Pack Gallery Studio – 4/10 Station Steet, Bangalow, The Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW, 2479

Purple Noon Gallery – 606 Terrace Rd, Freemans Reach, NSW 2756

Walcha Gallery Of Art – 15n Derby Street, Walcha, New England, NSW, 2354

Woolloongabba Art Gallery – 613 Stanley Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4172