A photo of Clare Martin painting at a table surrounded by ink bottles and brushes

Clare Martin Design is a surface pattern design and illustration studio in Perth, Western Australia.

From a young age Clare was always drawing or making things, spending hours drawing pictures or making cards, illustrating and writing books, sewing or doing some kind of 'crafty' thing. Her inspiration comes from the quirky, wonderful shapes, colours and patterns found in nature, things spied when out walking; anything really that catches her eye that she just has to draw. Her aim is to create playful, happy surface designs full of colour, layers and texture, that in some way make life a bit more fun. 

When not working Clare likes to spend time with her kids and dog at the beaches around Fremantle, seeing shows at the Summer Arts Festivals in Perth, learning how to keep a new indoor plant collection alive and searching the local cafes for the perfect chai. 

Clare's work has been featured in:

• The UK blog, Print & Pattern, May 2020

• Pattern Pulse - Exploring the art of Australian surface designers, Rachael King, 2020

• Uppercase magazine newsletter, June 2020

• E-magazine, The Digital Cloth, 2020


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