Clara de la Fuente

Hi, I'm Clara de la Fuente, an acrylic and watercolor artist who paints the emotion behind the 22 countries I visited. Everything I do is strongly focused on color and organic shapes. My art represents the desire of adventure and losing one-self in nature.


Skies have become a highlight in my work since I got mesmerized by the beautiful Midwestern skies. The perfect gradient of colors, the shapes of the clouds, sunsets, sunrises, storms… Nature offers us a magnificent show everyday.


Life is all about cycles: day and night, seasons, personal changes, everything comes and goes… Sunsets and sunrises are common elements of my artwork as they have a special meaning to me.


They remind me that every day is a new beginning, a new opportunity. You can have a bad day, but in a few hours the clock will reset and it will be a new day a new chance. To me that´s magical.


I recently started painting stormy skies as a reminded that there is always calm after every storm, in the sky and in life. After every storm, the clouds eventually go away and the sun always rises.


I grew up in Spain, but I started my artistic career in 2017 in Champaign-Urbana, where I established myself in the local art community.


I have exhibited my work in 10+ exhibitions including Boneyard Arts Festival 2019, 2021, 2022, and "The 1868 Collection" at Busey Bank in 2020 and 2021. I have been featured in Smile Politely, The Daily Illini, and Shoutout Atlanta magazine and was part of an art documentary in 2021.


If you want to learn more about my story and how I became an artist check my Unofficial bio here or my blog posts here for some behind the scenes...