A new face in the ScotlandArt gallery, Clare Morton studied Fine Art at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, and has gone on to exhibit both in the UK and further afield - from Edinburgh to India. Clare's work is an exciting and fresh look at the figurative genre, each portrait oozes personality and narrative, in the artists own distinct style. "I'm influenced by a wide range of sectors in modern day society. One of which is exploring the role of identity and gender, with particular emphasize on women in contemporary culture. I'm interested in individuals who aren't easily categorised into an stereotypical fraction, who wish to question and transcend their femininity/masculinity, their sexuality, by mashing up and assimilating different sub group ethos. Where diversity is explored by a clash of street culture, mainstream branding and marginal fringes." Clare draws much of her inspiration from fashion magazines, and street style photography which is clearly recognizable in the graphic, playful nature of fabrics portrayed and in the ‘realistic’ and visually stunning features of her subjects.