The seasonal shift from winter to spring brings unique new landscapes. Nature has a comforting ability to turn up the colour as the temperature changes and the vibrancy of this piece reflects that. The artwork is filled with visuals of spring nature from the young animals of the season, or animals springing into action after a period of hibernation and the blossom brightening our surroundings. Hopefully this piece will make its viewer smile and feel refreshed with its reminder that a new season brings with it new perspectives.
Clare Terris (n. Maynard) was born in London in 1982 and has lived variously in Sydney, London and St Andrews. She went on to study Visual Communications at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated with honours in 2005. Clare moved to Aberdeenshire nine years ago, shortly after setting up her own illustration and art project, Blue Wasp Creative. Her light and illustrative artwork uses crisp, clean line drawings with digital media that tell stories to make people smile. Through themes of happiness and innocence, Clare hopes her art makes people stand back from fast-paced modern life and have fun. Clare is a well-known artist in her local area and her work is sold throughout Aberdeenshire in a selection of independent gift shops and galleries. In addition to this, she is a published children’s book illustrator and exhibits her art at her own studio as part of North East Open Studios.