DOWSON, Claire Louise

1945 - ?

Claire Louise Dowson

Claire Louise Dowson, was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1945, daughter of Frederick Charles W. Dowson (1905-1987) and his wife Sylvia Louise née Swetman (1910-1990), who married at Croydon in 1940. Claire studied at the Camberwell School of Art in London gaining a Diploma in Art & Design in 1963; West of England (Painting School) 1964 and at Keswick Hall College of Education, Norwich, gaining a Certificate of Education in 1976. She married at Bristol in 1965, Alexander Bjornson, but continues painting as Claire Louise Dowson. After a teaching career in various inland parts of the country and bringing up her two children, she retired to the town of her birth. A painter working in oils, watercolour and mixed media and now a professional artist, working in the studio in her garden. Her painting is an immediate, emotional response from close observation of a natural subject, using pencil or watercolour to a semi-abstract oil which dictates its own mood or atmosphere. She has exhibited her work in galleries all over East Anglia, including Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham; the Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh; the Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings; Ferini Art Gallery, Pakefield, Lowestoft; the Upstairs Gallery, Beccles; “Art for All”, Norwich and is a member of Suffolk Open Studios from Dove Cottage, 8 Willow Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft. She has also exhibits regularly at the Mall Galleries, London. www.clairedowson.co.uk










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