Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sloths....Just Hangin'

Sloths......Just Hangin'
24x24 commissioned painting ....going to Southern California
Thank you Colleen!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Hatchlings Quadriptych

Hatchling's heading out to deep ocean.....unique quadriptych painting. 16x20 each.....80 inches in combined width!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Paintings

Here's two of my latest paintings in bright spring colors; 
Giraffe Family on Spring Green, 30x40 acrylic on canvas
Snowy Owl on Turquoise Sky, 30x30 acrylic on canvas

Both originals are currently available at The Pacific Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reindeer's Blush

I haven't posted I'm in catchup mode.  Here's a small commission I painted just before Xmas.  They went to Maryland and Alaska.
Reindeer's Blush is a diptych of 2 reindeer knee deep in tundra moss.  They are both blushing from the chill. 


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hatchlings (series)

This is a series of 8 cute and colorful baby sea turtle hatchlings at various stages of hatching!  Each fully formed baby turtle will be independent and face many perils in life.  Hatchlings  are on eight mini 6x6 canvases. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Painted Ponies on Pineapple

This band of frolicking wild ponies are kicking up colorful dust.  It is on a super bright pineapple yellow.  

Painted Ponies on Pineapple is on a 24 x 48 canvas.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

My....What Big Eyes You Have!

The Saw Whet Owl is a tiny gnome-like bird with enormous eyes!  In proportion to its head.....the eyes take up a third of the owl's face.  These four little individuals are resting high on a branch.


My....What Big Eyes You Have! is on a 22 x 28 gallery wrapped canvas.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My...What Big Tail You Have!

I had a big up-rooting this year.....moving from the East Coast to the West Coast......landing in Southern California.  My paint supplies & brushes are unpacked and I'm back on the canvas!

 My latest is the mystical Snow Leopard.  This crazy colored cat has an unusually big tail.......proportionally equivalent to the length of its body.  This helps the animal balance when jumping over rocks and crevices.

My...What Big Tail You Have!  is a 15x40 gallery wrapped original, currently available at The Pacific Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.  My collague Rachel Bingaman also exhibits her beautiful original paintings there.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Clara's Art.....on Travel, Gift & Desktop Accessories!

I am really excited to be partnered with 52/80 Designs, in creating my latest line of licensed art on a variety of travel, gift, and desktop accessories.  52/80 Designs is offering these products as an exclusive artist collection to be sold at national tradeshows.   Check them out!

Stainless Steel Card Case

Stainless Steel Flasks

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Octo Glow on Marigold

This jumbo octopus is contrasted on a bright marigold yellow background.......
Octo-Glow is a 30x40 gallery wrap canvas.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More Painted Rocks!

Here's more Painted Rocks that I've completed recently....
painted rocks, painted stones, art of rocks
Dragon's Egg
painted rocks, painted stones, art on rocks
Pebble Bugs!
painted rocks, painted stones, art on rocks
Turtle Hatchlings

Big Veggies & Fruit Basket

painted rocks, painted stones, art on rocks

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Snowy Owl on Cocoa Brown

Snowy Owls fly in total silence......their thick puffy feathers buffer the air and produce no sound.  This snowy owl is dropping out of the sky to swoop on its prey.  
Snowy Owl on Cocoa Brown is on a 24 x 30 gallery wrap canvas.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Clara's Art.....on Stationary Products!

I'm really excited to be partnered with Walking Dots......licensing for a variety of stationary products and electronic devices including IPhones and Ipad cases.  Check out these colorful journals, greeting cards, IPhone and tablet cases! 

Walking Dots Clara Nilles

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


This painting is a small band of galloping paint ponies along a shallow river bank with splashing water everywhere!
SPLASH a 15x40 acrylic on canvas painting.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Painted Rocks!

I've been getting ready for a local art show & workshop for Painted Rocks.   Painting on rocks is a unique medium that can be fairly labor intensive......requiring minute details using tiny brushes & alot of patience!  But each piece is a unique study with lots of character, and a great way to paint two dimensionally on a three dimensional surface.   
Here's some rocks that I've worked on:

Guinea Pigs
Box of Produce
Three Owls

Snow Leopard