Lucy Clare Spooner – Q1 Art Competition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Lucy Clare Spooner (“Clare” to those who know her) is an American artist. Her passion for art and design comes naturally and started early, thanks in part to her dear grandfather who was a painter as a hobby and a toymaker as a living. She lived abroad in Saudi Arabia for the first nine years of her life and kept herself busy on long flights and fought jet lag by drawing anything and everything in sight. Later, she was reacquainted with the wonder of drawing through a figure drawing class with Pam Black at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Her relationship with Pam spurred constant drawings of subway riders upon her move to New York City after graduating. After two years in NYC working as an interior designer at a wonderful firm Clare was inspired to take a sabbatical away from the bustling city, which she spent in France: part time in a self-led art study in Paris and part time in the heaven that is the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence. At the Marchutz School, Clare rediscovered her love of painting, following in the footsteps of the great masters of impressionism. An interior designer by day and an artist always, Clare currently lives in her beloved NYC, with pieces of her heart scattered in Aix-en-Provence and Virginia.