As a child, Clare Shaughnessy was a wild thing. Born on the Wirral, 7th of 8 children to a widowed mum, she was…lightly supervised. She crawled and climbed and explored their overgrown garden and the allotments and scraps of woods beyond. Back home she would draw the animals, birds and creepy crawlies she had seen on the back of old wallpaper samples her mum would get for them from somewhere.
So, although she did study at Liverpool Polytechnic, Clare’s work is the study of a lifetime.
Nowadays, Clare is considered one of the UK’s top Wildlife artists. And despite having travelled widely and seen some amazing wildlife spectacles, her real passion is still for the tiny souls who share our gardens, brighten our parks or sing to the spring dawn beneath our bedroom windows.
Major Exhibitions include
The Society of Wildlife Artists, London; The Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition, London; National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, Wirral; Southwest Wildlife Expo, San Diego, USA ; Reflections of Nature, Fallbrook, California, USA; Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, Vermont, USA.