A contemporary artist of British origin obtained her Exeter University degree in 1978. Taught Drama and PE in London before travelling through USA and Europe, settling in Switzerland 1978 - 1992 - High School teaching at Freies Gymnasium High School for 12 years
Her continued annual travels took her to many parts of Asia and further afield.
Moving to the Italian coast in 1992 where her art expression flourished and took on a different form - Large expressive abstract paintings.
Dordrecht, Holland in 1997 Clare held her first Exhibition. After two years of teaching in Rome, She opened her first gallery in San Felice Circeo in 1999. (Now in 20th summer season ) A second gallery opened in Porto Rotondo Sardinia, and numerous exhibitions followed in various corners of Europe.2019 sees the opening of her third Gallery, time in Clifton Bristol,UK
Hooper achieves with ease the transmission of vitality, speed, originality and inhibition to the canvas with a unique playful use of colour. Expresses her love of life, joy and vigour, untamed, enthusing smiles, wonderment, or furrowed brows!!! Like music, it is immediate, has something wild in its presentation, great for walls and corporate spaces, minimalistic environments in need of some warmth and sunlight. She shares it.
Clare, with her husband and two children have their homes in both Bristol and Tuscany.
Artworks by Clare Hooper can be purchased directly from her online website, also from various galleries in Holland, Switzerland and UK.Art giclee print postcard poster art museum National gallery museum modern art gallery