Clare Annice McCarthy
“I started painting after I retired in 2002. I raised 6 children who are all very artistic and I often wondered if they got any of it from their mother. I only had one art class in high school and I remember liking it a lot. A friend of mine from high school, whom I am still very close to, had started painting and invited (well, almost pushed me) into going to art class with her. I was amazed when I discovered what I could make happen. I felt like a kid in first grade who brought home a picture to put on the refrig. My daughter, Marni, set me up with all the good colors of paints as a birthday gift and I was on my way! I started getting books, going on line, taking classes and craved more and more knowledge about art – especially watercolor. I also started (with the same friend’s push) to paint on porcelain, another medium that I just love! I take classes at the local high school every semester and take others with me so they too can discover the joy of painting. I have had many art shows locally in Hatboro, PA (a littlel north of Philly) and with my daughter, Marni Maree in D.C. I am a member of the Doylestown Art League, and the Bucks-Mont Art League.