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Artist Profiles » Clare Dargaville

Clare DargavilleClare was born in the Narrow Neck Army Hospital and was educated at St Joseph’s Primary, Carmel College, AUT, Auckland University and Auckland Teachers’ College. During high school, art and fashion design were her favourite subjects. She has taught secondary school art for 8 years at Te Kauwhata College and Hato Petera.

She was widowed early in her married life and brought up their four young children on her own, fitting in art, mainly pastels, as they were portable and easy to clear away when the space was needed for family life.

Use of vivid colours and dramatic light bring Clare’s work to life. She uses a variety of mediums and a wide range of subjects.

Clare has participated in over 50 group exhibitions. Her work has won numerous awards and is in private and public collections in New Zealand and overseas. Her work has been given as gifts to NZ Police Commissioners on their retirement. When Clare stayed the night at Althorp, Northampton, England as part of a prize she had won, she presented one of her paintings to Earl Spencer.

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