Born in 1957, Western-super-Mare, Somerset England. Clare Hooper qualified with an Exeter University Bachelors Degree in 1978. Starting her teaching career in London before moving to Basel, Switzerland to teach Physical Education, Art, Drama and English (1979-1994.) Whilst based in Basel, she travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and America, extending her passion for working with colours in different art forms and evolved her own particular style of creating exciting and dynamic expressions of her infectious energy on large canvases. In 1994 she moved to Italy where she has her home and studio in the coastal Mediterranean village of San Felice Circeo (near Rome.) Hooper's artwork was first exhibited in 1997 in Dordrecht, Holland. Her consequent success prompted the opening of her first gallery. Clare's unique art form represents the sparkling and effervescent view of her approach to life. Each piece of work is a canvas of joy and energy which communicates her vibrant character and natural vitality. She paints with the confidence of a free spirit. Her still life flowers are anything but still and her work is full of optimism and colour. Artworks by Clare Hooper can be purchased directly from galleries in the UK, Holland, Switzerland and Italy. Rodger Moore made two purchases at her Swiss Exhibition.