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Clare Parkes

Hi and welcome to my site!  I am a wildlife and pet portrait artist based in Hertfordshire, England, working predominantly in pastel.  


I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Fine Art, and then went on to work at Madame Tussauds as a wax figure painter. It was whilst working there that I discovered my love of realism and detail. I bought myself a tin of pastel pencils in 2018 and have been hooked every since. Alongside pet portraits I also spend lots of my time creating larwildlife pieces. I've always had a passion for wildlife and art and I really value being able to help various conservation projects with my drawings. 

I have exhibited at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 'Wildlife Artist of the Year' exhibition, and with The Federation of British Artists as part of their 60th anniversary figurative art exhibition.  I am also a member of The Society of Animal Artists.

Have a browse through my site and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.












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