Clare James

Clare James is a practising artist and garden enthusiast living in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. She is also a painter & sculptor with a particular fascination with slugs of late. Her studio sits in her much loved garden which can prove to be a distraction. Surrounding herself with plants & animals she can happily spend every day making things in her studio.


The Man Who Writes Lists: A Fire Story

CultureBird watcher and botanist Max James's property 'vaporised' in the 2020 Australian bushfires. This is Max's story, told by his daughter Clare.

Animals, Anxiety and the Garden: A Heartfelt Tale

PeopleA personal story by artist and gardener Clare James about the role animals have played in helping manage her anxiety.

Clare James is the Thriftiest Gardener

GardensYou can't always buy what you want, according to Clare.