“With the vast farmlands and expansive prairies out here in the Midwest, you are able to see for miles and the horizon line is often a haze. Looking out over the land and trying to discern exactly where the sky ends and the earth begins is sometimes difficult. We are used to seeing and also assuming there are defining lines between things, so noticing a bleed between the two captured me. I am often absorbed in reading books on Buddhism, quantum physics, and systems in nature – and in all three there is the constant reminder that there are no defining lines between anything – including the body and the mind, and between life and death. The act of painting is a form of mediation on this – like anything that can hold one completely in the present moment. And in that moment it is clear there is no separation between anything.”
Clare Doveton received a full scholarship to Parsons School of Art and Design in New York City, where she received a BFA in painting. After living and exhibiting in New York and California, she moved to the Midwest with her family.
Clare has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Zen Center, and decades of meditation practice play a key role in her work. She completed permaculture design certification through KPC as part of her continued interest and research of integrated systems and patterns in nature. Doveton was the Featured Artist for the Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Art Auction in 2015, and is presently in her second term on their Board of Directors. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Doveton’s paintings have been featured in Present Magazine, Farmhouse Magazine (cover and feature), Studio Visit Magazine, Ink Magazine (cover and feature), The Journal, The Kansas City Star, Spaces Magazine, KCMETROPOLIS, First Intensity Magazine (cover), and Lawrence Magazine. Clare’s work can be found in private and corporate collections internationally, including The Art of Emprise, Quest Financial, New School University, NOVA Financial, Truman Medical Center, One Light, Tradewind Energy and others.