Welcome to Clare Turcott's website. She is a Vancouver Island artist located in Nanoose Bay, BC. Her commercial studio is shared with 5 others at the 'sidedoor studio' in The Old School House Arts Centre', Qualicum Beach, BC.

Clare Turcott is an Artist working in Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada. Active in the local art community and much of Vancouver Island, she is currently with the sidedoor studio in Qualicum Beach.  Art and Graphic projects encompass a love of drawing as well as painting. Having worked for many years as a graphic artist, eclectic explorations of drawing and painting fit naturally. Private and Gallery/Studio artwork sales over the years are and have been an active part of her art making process. As a member of a number of groups such as The Old School House Arts Centre, Sidedoor gallery in The Old School House Arts Centre, Decosmos Art Centre, and Vancouver / Arrowsmith of The Federation of Canadian Artists, Clare has participated in shows, instruction and enjoyed the 'comraderie' of other artists. She also enjoys getting together with others for outdoor plein air drawing and painting. She has sold paintings with her own shows. Two pieces are exhibitied with others at the at Fairwinds Recreation/Wellness Centre in Nanoose Bay. Please have a look at these website images and if you are interested, don't hesitate to contact her with any queries or purchasing interest. New painting works now in process and once they are finished, will also be added to the website. Landscape and wildlife photography, are also active pursuits with her husband Dave. 

For further information regarding paintings, instruction and purchasing inquiries please contact using contact form

Notes about Artwork


Are done using 'Archival materials'.   A protective uv coating is also added. The 'Breathe' collage has an inner white frame inserted into a large grey panel. All have hanging wires on the backs.


Some of the paintings are framed as indicated. All are on 1.5" depth canvas supports. They all have hanging wires on the backs.


Drawings are framed with glass and matts. They are on Archival papers and have been sprayed with fixative. They also have hanging wires.