Born into an artistic family, Raquel Clarke grew up immersed in the art world. The third generation artist studied fine art in the atelier and was apprenticed to renowned New Zealand artist Ivan Clarke.
Raquel specialises in painting landscapes in thick oil paints on large, coarse canvases. Her textural work features rich colour palettes depicting flowers, field, oceans and ethereal cloudscapes.
After her apprenticeship with Ivan Clarke, Raquel attended Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. She gained a Certificate in IV Ministry and studied Worship and the Creative Arts, adding a new layer to her compositions.