Artist Clare Klaum

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Clare is a Central Pennsylvania Pastel artist. She has cultivated a passion for art through most of her life. It has only been over the last 12 years that she has studied under award-winning artists and perfected her skills in Pastels.  She loves the vibrancy and intensity of chalk Pastels.  They are made of pure pigment held together with a binder and produce intense color that few media can match.  Her paintings evoke the pure joy of life and all that God has created.  She takes her own photographs and those shared by friends and uses them as subject matter for her paintings.  Flora and Fauna are among her favorite subject matter.  Pet portraits are one of her specialties.
Clare resides in Mechanicsburg, PA.  with her loving husband of 49 years.  She and her husband are avid bird watchers and she loves to photograph and paint many of her backyard birds and critters.  She also loves spending time with her 2 children and their families. She enjoys creating treasured works of art with her 6 grandchildren.  She hopes you will be touched by her paintings as much as she has enjoyed creating them. 
Awards & Honors
Pennsylvania Artist of the Year 2018, Exploring TOSCA Magazine Spring/Summer 2018
Art of the State Pennsylvania 2017 painting "Oriole Splashdown" juried into exhibit
Plein Air Camp Hill Juried into Festival & Competition 2013, 2014, 2015.
Plein Air Camp Hill 2013 Purchase Award for "June's Delight"
Keystone National Works on Paper juried into competition 2012, 2013, 2015
Carlisle Arts Learning Center www.carlislearts.org
Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society www.centralpapastel.org
Daily Painters of Pennsylvania www.dailypaintersofpennsylvania.blogspot.com
Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters www.susquehannavalleypleinairpainters.blogspot.com
The Art Center School & Galleries www.theartcenterschoolandgalleries.com     
"Whatever things are true, whatever is noble whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--If anything is excellent or praise worthy--Think about such things."  Phil 4-8 NIV

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