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Clare Adam is a Vancouver based artist who grew up in England, went travelling and ended up in South Africa where in 1981 she studied fine art at Technikon Natal, Durban and later at Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She became very disillusioned with the curriculum being taught because of the almost total rejection of realism. Only conceptualization and abstraction were considered relevant.

She returned to England in 1984, but it wasn't until 1989 that she started painting full-time. She explored colour while working in a spontaneous manner with a loose relationship to realistic depiction, concentrating mostly on flowers.

In 1993 she moved to Vancouver and her emphasis changed more towards realism and portraiture.

Exhibited at
  • Gallery Seven, Greenwich, London
  • Blackheath Gallery, Blackheath, London
  • Cromwell and Ward Gallery, Soho, London
  • "Art for Sale" magazine, Guardian Newspaper, London
  • Images published by The Original Poster Company and Hallmark
  • Petley Jones, Vancouver
  • Georgia's Studio Gallery, West Vancouver
  • "Women in the Arts", Harrington Gallery, Vancouver
  • Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver