Clova Stuart-Hamilton often works to commission and will consider proposals of any size in most media.

These might include the following: watercolour, gouache, oil, distemper, pen and ink, pencil and mixed media.

Due to the extensive range of her work, she is able to tackle most genres whether Still life, Figures, Landscape or Architecture.

Often commissions are seasonally linked 

Magnolia blooming beyond a sitting room window
A garden vista with the lavender at its peak
A canal-side house and surrounding landscape in high summer
A college chapel in warm autumn light
A Still-life or interior with a row of hyacinths or freshly cut lilac


Clova always works from life – and, if it is not possible to do a large piece of work in situ, she works from drawings and colour studies.

If you wish to contact the artist please e mail her at:






The mixed media figure 'Susannah' was commissioned and completed in the summer of 2015. 





Teaching has always and continues to be a valued and much enjoyed element of Clova's career. On completing her Postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy she did a specialist Art Teaching qualification at Goldsmiths' College. Since then she has balanced a portfolio of teaching with her painting practice. After teaching Art and Art History in the highly regarded Art Departments of St Paul's School, Barnes and Radley College; she then diversified into the teaching of adults at Sunningwell School of Art. Currently, having concluded a long period in the dynamic and adventurous Art Department at OLASS in Oxfordshire, she delivers lectures and workshops and teaches Life Drawing and Summer Courses at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University. She has also returned to teach one day a week at Sunningwell.

July/August 2019 Summer Courses Ruskin School of Art Oxford

From the 30th - 2nd August 'Deconstructing Cubism' will take place at 74 High Street, Oxford. This will be followed by 'Exploring the Exotic Still Life' between the 5th and 10th August.

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Jeannine Alton, reviewing Clova's show at Christ Church Picture Gallery, wrote of her subjects being





matter into

symbols of

pathos or glory”.