Hello, I’m Clare Willcocks, an artist and illustrator based in North Devon where I live with my partner and our two children.

I can’t narrow down my inspiration to a single thing, because I find inspiration in everything! The beautiful North Devon coast, nature, people, buildings, animals…anything has the potential to be the seed of a new painting. I keep notebooks full of ideas, so when I find myself with a quiet moment, I dive in and start work on whatever I feel moved to create at that moment.

I work in watercolour (sometimes with linework in ink) and oils – both completely different mediums but equally fun to use. I love the feeling of drawing and painting by hand, but I do also work digitally.

I love painting live, and event illustration at weddings and corporate occasions makes up a big part of my art practice. Bringing a smile to people’s faces with immediate, original art gives me a real buzz!

I take on both commercial and personal illustration commissions, so please get in touch if you have a piece in mind.

In my free time I love adventures with my family, looking after my menagerie of succulents and house plants, and sketching just for fun!