Anna Clare is a classically trained portrait painter who works mainly on commission from her St Paul’s Studio in Talgarth Road. After being awarded the art scholarship at Stowe School she continued her training at the Florentine atelier Charles H Cecil studios, undergoing a rigorous four years of education, practising the naturalistic tradition of ‘sight-size’.
In recent years she has derived great enjoyment from painting birds in motion. The complexity of catching the movement of a pair of hen harrier mid-flight about to snap up dinner or a grouse flying towards you, provide an interesting challenge.
She takes commissions in oil and charcoal. Her London studio always has a selection of current work which can be viewed by private appointment. Daisy, the English Bull Terrier, is often found at the studio, making a good studio companion and, on occasion, reluctant model.
Rountree Tryon, Petworth – Recent Acquisitions, April 2019
Rountree Tryon, Chelsea- BADA 2019, March 2019
Rountree Tryon, Petworth – Back from the Hill, October – November 2018
1 Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge – The World Gunmakers Evening, May 2018
The Hurlingham Club – Annual Art Exhibition, March 2018
One Embankment – Last Chance Casino; Betting Against Extinction, Synchronicity Event, March 2017
Portrait of Anton’ de Piro published in The National Portrait Gallery of Malta, November 2015
Chelsea Arts Club – The Other Side, Group Show 2015
Chelsea Arts Club – Things that Breathe, Group Show 2014
Charles H Cecil Studios, Florence 2005- 2009
Stowe School, Buckinghamshire 2003-2005 – Art Scholar
Anna Clare Lees-Buckley Instagram