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Clare Kirkconnell Silk and Jewels, 2022

Clare Kirkconnell
Silk and Jewels, 2022
Beads, embroidery thread and oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

Clare Kirkconnell Cait’s Dahlias, 2022

Clare Kirkconnell
Cait’s Dahlias, 2022
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 inches

Clare Kirkconnell Pretty is as Pretty Does, 2018

Clare Kirkconnell
Pretty is as Pretty Does, 2018
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches

Clare Kirkconnell Grid Oscillation, 2014

Clare Kirkconnell
Grid Oscillation, 2014
Oil and pencil on canvas 
40 x 60 inches

Biography

Born in Brownsville, Texas, in 1955, Clare Kirkconnell spent a number of years in Mexico City before returning to Houston to finish high school. She developed an interest in the arts early on and continued her education at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. After college, Kirkconnell spent several years as a fashion model traveling the world from bases in New York and Paris. She concurrently studied acting, landing several film and television roles, including a three-year run as the female lead in the highly acclaimed drama The Paper Chase. Never abandoning her early interest in painting, Kirkconnell then continued her studies in at Santa Monica College and Otis Parsons School of Design. Her work has been consistently well-received and can be found in many important private collections. When not in the studio, Kirkconnell divides her time between her husband and son, the family wine business, “Hollywood and Vine Cellars,” and a deep, abiding urge to see every corner of the globe.