Fiona Clarke

Fiona Clarke

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New Zealand  ·  Hi I'm Fiona, a devoted mum and part time artist. As a stay home mum I have managed to find time to pursue my passion of painting.
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"It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit" Tolkien.This piece symbolizes the body and mind coming together in harmony.  It is about using what we have and always pushing ourselves to new limits. Hummingbirds are such a great example of focus and determination between mind and body.

"It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit" Tolkien.This piece symbolizes the body and mind coming together in harmony. It is about using what we have and always pushing ourselves to new limits. Hummingbirds are such a great example of focus and determination between mind and body.

Another funky steampunk creation of this grey pigeon. A curious character with wisdom beyond his years.I used a mixture of mediums to create this piece including watercolour, ink, pencil crayon and a bit of acrylic.

Another funky steampunk creation of this grey pigeon. A curious character with wisdom beyond his years.I used a mixture of mediums to create this piece including watercolour, ink, pencil crayon and a bit of acrylic.

It was such an amazing experience working on this piece. I am absolutely terrified of snakes but at the same time I am also completely captivated by them. I had so many 'close calls' as a child living on a farm in African but somehow my fear has grown exponentially since living in a country that doesn't have any. This painting brought on so many emotions, I feel a shudder every time I look at their eyes and face, so painting one meant doing lots of research and experience lots of ...

It was such an amazing experience working on this piece. I am absolutely terrified of snakes but at the same time I am also completely captivated by them. I had so many 'close calls' as a child living on a farm in African but somehow my fear has grown exponentially since living in a country that doesn't have any. This painting brought on so many emotions, I feel a shudder every time I look at their eyes and face, so painting one meant doing lots of research and experience lots of ...

Who doesn't love the cute and cuddly balls of fluff. I love how lethargic they are with no care in the world. This piece is done using a soft colour palette and lots of layering.

Who doesn& love the cute and cuddly balls of fluff. I love how lethargic they are with no care in the world. This piece is done using a soft colour palette and lots of layering.

"One must explore deep and believe the incredible to find the new particles of truth floating in an ocean of insignificance" Joseph Conrad.A whimsical piece portraying 2 Jellyfish in a charming underwater garden setting.

'One must explore deep and believe the incredible to find the new particles of truth floating in an ocean of insignificance' Joseph Conrad.A whimsical piece portraying 2 Jellyfish in a charming underwater garden setting.

A whimsical and mystical creature of the deep blue ocean, letting nothing get in his way. This piece is inspired by steampunk in all its delicate and ornate glory."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known". Carl Sagan

A whimsical and mystical creature of the deep blue ocean, letting nothing get in his way. This piece is inspired by steampunk in all its delicate and ornate glory.

Soft colours and floating bubbles set the tone for this magical piece. Each element inspired by dreams and fantasy.I spent a few days building up many layers of watercolour to create subtle and gradual shading. For the finishing touches I used ink and fluid acrylic."A unicorn is just a horse with a point of view" Ron Sexmith

Soft colours and floating bubbles set the tone for this magical piece. Each element inspired by dreams and fantasy.I spent a few days building up many layers of watercolour to create subtle and gradual shading. For the finishing touches I used ink and fluid acrylic."A unicorn is just a horse with a point of view" Ron Sexmith

The New Zealand pigeon has the most magnificent purple and turquoise colouring that catches the light so beautifully. I have used a watercolour splash technique and a sketchy and slightly geometric ink work to achieve this look.

The New Zealand pigeon has the most magnificent purple and turquoise colouring that catches the light so beautifully. I have used a watercolour splash technique and a sketchy and slightly geometric ink work to achieve this look.

"Who was the marketing genius that called them Killer whales instead of Sea Pandas?I love these creatures, they are so big and awkward, yet they have some much grace and intelligence. The ocean just wouldn't be the same without them.

'Who was the marketing genius that called them Killer whales instead of Sea Pandas?I love these creatures, they are so big and awkward, yet they have some much grace and intelligence. The ocean just wouldn't be the same without them.

This bold Pheasant artwork shows off the birds vibrant colouring. The harsh black allows for a more striking contrast. This is the third in my nz wildlife series.This style uses a combination of light watercolour and bold but delicate acrylic work.

This bold Pheasant artwork shows off the birds vibrant colouring. The harsh black allows for a more striking contrast. This is the third in my nz wildlife series.This style uses a combination of light watercolour and bold but delicate acrylic work.

The 5th in my 'sketchy' series. These birds are never far from sight in New Zealand. They are so curious and friendly. Their bodies are somewhat awkward but they move with so much grace.This illustration is done over layers of watercolour and ink.

The in my 'sketchy' series. These birds are never far from sight in New Zealand. They are so curious and friendly. Their bodies are somewhat awkward but they move with so much grace.This illustration is done over layers of watercolour and ink.

These beautiful little creatures are so full of life, colour and character. This is part of my 'under the sea' series which I will be building on."The voice of the sea speaks to the soul" Kate Chopin

These beautiful little creatures are so full of life, colour and character. This is part of my 'under the sea' series which I will be building on.'The voice of the sea speaks to the soul' Kate Chopin

Space Whales

This piece is about imagination and the journey you can go on if you just let you mind go free for a moment. It is a space adventure like no other.

It's always nice to look back at our childhoods and remember all the wonderful things that our minds would dream up. Every story, every game, every experience was larger than life, nothing was too wild or unbelievable. If only we could hold onto a little of this magic in our adult lives."Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing  about you" Marsha Norman

It's always nice to look back at our childhoods and remember all the wonderful things that our minds would dream up. Every story, every game, every experience was larger than life, nothing was too wild or unbelievable. If only we could hold onto a little of this magic in our adult lives."Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you" Marsha Norman