Clare Toms is a visual artist based between Victoria and Mexico.
She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art through the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane.
Whilst frequently experimenting with photography and installation, she majored in Oil Painting which is her main area of practice. Conceptually her work explores themes of intangible and physical transience and our interconnectedness with the environment, through the creation of secular memento-mori pieces.
Travel and transience are important themes in Clare’s work, with travel playing an integral part in the process of conceptual development.
Clare has exhibited in Australia and Internationally including Mexico, Los Angeles and the Trans-Siberian Railway (Beijing to Moscow).
She has recently held a successful solo show and has been a finalist in notable prizes such as the South Australian Museum’s Waterhouse Prize, a Highly-Commended finalist in the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Prize judged by Davida Allen, the Lethbridge 10000 and the ‘Bowness Photographic Prize’ at the Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria.