“My work reflects my sheer joy in painting…capturing forever the beauty of a wildflower, a lovely autumn landscape or the essence of a person….All God’s Creations”
Born and raised near the beautiful New River Gorge in West Virginia, instilled in Clara a natural touch for color and serenity—in the mountains, meadows, flowers and people found in her work. Clara’s lifelong passion is her painting. Reflected in these paintings are her travels and studies throughout North America and Europe.
Rushing studied at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and Louisiana Tech University. She has attended seminars conducted by internationally and nationally know artist in all mediums.
Honors and Awards
“Best of Show” and First Place in watercolor, oil and graphite and pastels.
Accepted in numerous Regional and National Competitions including: The Artist Magazine Competition, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Show, Texas Neighbors Competition, Southwestern Watercolor Society Juried Show and Western Federation Juried Show
Signature Status: Southwestern Watercolor Society and Western Federation Watercolor Society
Cooper Clinic, Dallas, Texas
Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
Buckner International, Marble Falls, Texas