I’ve drawn and painted animals all my life because I think there’s nothing more beautiful.

In my work, I like to capture animals at times of solitude. When the animals are totally at ease and there’s a gentleness or a vulnerability about them. In these moments, I feel that they are sharing something secret and intimate, that they share only with me.

I use oils, acrylics, watercolour or, probably most often, coloured pencil. Whatever the method or medium, they are tools to preserve that moment of extraordinary beauty.

Once I’m there, once I’ve caught it, then I want to pass it on. I want other people to see what I saw, and to feel what I felt. My job, as I see it, is to create an emotion.

Born on Wirral in 1963, Clare’s status in the top tier of the wildlife art genre is long-established. She is in heavy demand from galleries wanting to show her work. A regular at the national exhibition of wildlife art, Clare has been three times nominated for wildlife artist of the year. Her work appears in collections both at home and internationally.