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Clae Eastgate is a British artist with a main focus on portraiture. She has created projects and commissions for private clients, collectors and institutions. Noted subjects are the former Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, former Scots Makar, Jackie Kay, former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke; poet, novelist and playwright, Kae Tempest, renowned ethologist, Dame Jane Goodall and the Queen commissioned by the Kennel Club (2013).  Clae is currently completing a collection of portraits celebrating the lives and work of some of the UK’s finest contemporary female  poets, with two paintings from the collection recently acquired by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection. Clae also teaches workshops in portraiture and still life both privately and in educational institutions. 

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