Welcome to Caledonia
Art has a unique ability to capture, and in turn evoke, the poetic essence of a place… a time; the work of Clare Haggas is testament to this.
In this blog, we'll explore the artistry and inspiration behind Clare Haggas' 'Caledonia,' and uncover what this stunning painting means to her.
The Artist: Clare Haggas
Clare paints with such feeling and flair as she draws on deeply personal themes and inspirations, pouring herself into every piece.
“Everything starts with the painting…”
Clare has a distinct style combining a deep love for nature, all things animals and opulent British landscapes. Internationally renowned for creating dynamic paintings based on rural heritage, Clare has become a widely celebrated contemporary artist - an achievement she is incredibly proud of.
On blank canvas, Clare is able to express her passions, thoughts and inspirations and this has never been more evident than in her latest masterpiece, ‘Caledonia’. Here, Clare invites you to share in the delight of two bold-faced stags, regal in the fresh Scottish landscape.
With a loyal following, the CH family continues to grow, supporting and celebrating Clare’s paintings and textiles and here at HQ, we are in no doubt that you will love the enchanting ‘Caledonia’ just as much as we all do!
Inspiration from Scotland
Clare Haggas' artistic journey has always been intertwined with a deep appreciation of the natural world, and her connection with Scotland is no exception. 'Caledonia,' the title of her latest painting, is a romantic reference to Scotland.
Haggas has always been captivated by the untamed beauty of the Scottish landscape, the shimmering lochs, misty glens and rolling hills. For her, Scotland represents a timeless sense of wonder and connection with nature. In 'Caledonia,' she aims to encapsulate these sentiments on canvas.
The Painting: 'Caledonia'
'Caledonia' invites viewers into a picturesque Scottish landscape. Taking many weeks to complete, Clare celebrates two bold-faced stags, standing proud against the natural freshness of a vibrant sky.
The stags are symbolic of Scotland's wild beauty and grandeur, representing strength, independence and the enduring spirit of Scotland. Haggas has depicted the stags with remarkable precision and depth, ensuring that they are the heart of the painting.