I am a courthouse baby, born in what was then the hospital in Blanco County. I have lived on ranches in Blanco and Hays Counties all of my life, and I've spent many hours playing near North and South Onion Creeks. I developed a love of painting water over rocks and small waterfalls. I also love painting distant hills, clouds and live oak trees.

I have taken lots of lessons, always choosing teachers that loved Hill Country landscapes. My most well known teachers were Dick Turner from Houston and Corinne Gainer from Conroe. I won Best of Show during my first year in Conroe Art League with my western still life.​  I'm so happy to have found my current teacher, Peggy Cain, here at the Highland Arts Guild & Gallery. She is a very good artist and makes painting a joy and a pleasure.

Oil painting is my therapy. It relieves my anxiety and stress and makes me happy.​​


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Clara Gravell