About Claire

Claire Sower is a contemporary artist based in Vancouver. Following in her father’s footsteps, she began painting professionally in 2009 following a successful career as a medical journalist. Inspired by Bernard Cathelin, Nicholas de Stael and Henri Matisse, among others, Claire’s work is bold, colourful, and whimsical. She is known for her expressionist, impasto florals and vivid landscapes.


In 2014 her work appeared on the cover of a national Japanese/ Canadian arts and culture magazine and 2015 saw her first exhibit in New York. She currently shows at Silk Gallery on Clarke Street in Port Moody, which handles her floral works exclusively. In 2019, her work was featured as part of the “Walk of Art” at SWISSARTEXPO, Basel, Switzerland. She has been featured as an Artist to Collect in Arabella Magazine. To view the article, click on the link and  type in ClaireSower (user name):  CSower1 (password).



Claire is a juried member of the Canadian Federation of Artists and an executive member of the Parker Art Salon.


Claire welcomes private viewings at her spacious studio in the iconic 1000 Parker Street Studios. Visits can be arranged by email.



Public Collections

VGH + UBC Foundation

To arrange a studio visit, or for information on the paintings shown here, commissions, rent-to-own, giclee, and rentals contact Claire Sower at sowerbuttc@gmail.com

Claire Sower Artist