Artist Bio


Clark showed an early, natural ability for drawing and painting animals while growing up in Binghamton, NY, where her grandfather would hang finished works in the front window of his restaurant.

She pursued her animal interest by becoming active, and eventually president, of Project PAW, a local group that found homes for shelter animals.

Clark continued to draw and paint animals and began to sell work at local shows. In order to view more wildlife up close, she volunteered at the local Ross Park Zoo. She worked with the education department, set up and man educational displays for special events, helped in the rehab department and the graphics department. She was nominated by the zoo as Volunteer of the Year and received an award.

As a result, she was hired at Ross Park Zoo as the graphics artist and left her 11 year job with NYS.

During her time at the zoo, she helped organize bus tours to go on whale watching trips to the East Coast. Her passion for marine mammals brought her to Cape Cod and a major life change.

She volunteered on a whale watch boat in order to study whales for her art. She put together an educational display and answered questions during the trips.

As a result, she was hired as a full-time naturalist, an occupation normally awarded those with degrees in marine biology or related field.

Clark's murals can be seen in businesses and on buildings throughout New England. Clark continues to draw, paint & illustrate wildlife, and has illustrated a number of articles, catalogs, and books, including her own. She has also become a computer geek, digital photographer, and proficient in all high end digital software which she utilizes in her art and website design.

Clark has worked with the Cape Cod Stranding Network and has volunteered in the New England Aquarium's rehab program. She kayaks, paints, and hangs out with her collie, Takemo, on Cape Cod.