Clare Purser, Hinterland, 90 x 129cm, oil on board.jpeg


Our first Pop-Up Artist Clare Purser is a landscape painter who uses the en plein air technique to later create mixed media studio works, with her Hinterland exhibition. 

Hinterland is an evocative collection of textural paintings inspired by painting trips in the beautiful scenic regions of the Byron Hinterland including Knockrow, Federal and Mullumbimby as well as the Scenic Rim south west of Brisbane.

Using mixed media including oil paints, oil sticks and drawing implements such as sticks and scratchy old brushes, Clare's Hinterland works are representational landscapes that speak from the artist’s heart, evoking mood and emotion through the language of paint.

“I think some of the most interesting marks you can make as a painter can be made with what’s at hand.” Clare Purser

Clare was born in New Zealand but now lives in Moreton Bay, and was the winner of the 2016 Milburn Art Prize awarded by the Brisbane Institute of Art; her previous works have been exhibited across Brisbane, Northern NSW and Auckland galleries.

You can also follow Clare’s artistic evolution from sketches and plein air paintings to the finished studio works on her Instagram page @clarepurserstudio