Clare Curtis

Clare Curtis is a Suffolk based illustrator/printmaker. Clare spent her first few years in Essex, before moving to Suffolk, where she grew up.  In 1988 she left to study illustration and printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in, Dundee and graduated in 1991.


From Scotland, Clare moved to London to establish herself as a freelance illustrator, whilst working as an evening class teacher. During this period Clare worked mainly in cut paper collage and applied her illustration work in many diverse areas within the publishing and design industries. This included magazines, promotional and corporate literature, adult and children’s books, greetings cards and an animated title sequence for BBC television.

However, working in London became mainly a matter of surviving, with little room for creativity. So in 1997 Clare made the decision to return to Suffolk and her chief ambition was to start printmaking again. It was a gradual process of acquiring equipment and learning as she went along but over time relief printmaking has become her main focus.

Today Clare lives and works by the sea, in the house she grew up in which originally belonged to her grandfather.



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