CLAIRE TE AU | BIO < back to artists

Dunedin born and raised - artist Claire Te Au grew up with a passion for drawing from a young age. 

After completing tertiary education where she majored in political science she travelled and lived in London for a period until she decided to take the plunge into becoming a full time artist in 2017.

Predominantly self-taught, Claire has spent years honing her own skills and developing her individual style.  Working in acrylics, her process involves the application of many thin layers to create a real sense of depth and tone to her paintings.

Combining florals and wildlife has always been a passion for Claire.  It has naturally become a way of telling stories and the narrative represents emotion in each individual work.  She is heavily influenced by colour and often leans into a bold and bright palette.