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Clarissa Russell has been established for more than 30 years as a renowned professional Artist. She studied painting and etching at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in London after which she lived and worked in Italy for several years and the clear light and bright colour have been a life long passion. She enjoys working in all media and has a wide variety of subject matter that includes portraiture, still life and landscape. Exhibiting widely both at home and abroad has led to regular invitations to submit work in galleries including the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Pastel Society in London. Examples of her work can be also found in private collections internationally. 


She completed her Art Teacher's Diploma at London University and also studied restoration under the expert tuition of John Hulme the President of the Restorer's Guild. Frequently asked to give demonstrations and criticisms at art societies all over the south of England, she has also been much in demand to run popular and well-attended courses, workshops and summer schools in a variety of different disciplines. 

She exhibits as part of the Hampshire Open Studios every August. For studio viewings outside this event, please contact her directly. 




Clarissa is in demand as a lecturer and tutor demonstrating various techniques and medium including pastels, watercolour, acrylic and oil to groups and art societies throughout Hampshire and beyond.


Please contact her directly for more information and availability

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