Born in 1965 Zarina completed a Foundation course in Art at the Kensington and Chelsea College of Art. Over the years she has closely studied the works of Constable, Lanyon, Paul Nash and the early 17th Century Dutch Romantic landscape painters. Her early work of watercolours depicting flowers was the subject of her first solo exhibition in London in 2001. Zarina Stewart-Clark is predominantly a landscape painter, working in egg tempera on traditional gesso ground and more recently in oils. She is concerned primarily with the fall of light and darkness in the landscape, the evocation of place and the spirituality of our landscape. Her Dutch and Scottish ancestry have inspired her approach, together with the influence of the Dutch 17th Century landscape painters. Her travels across Scotland and Suffolk remain her greatest inspiration where the changing light and great skies are so integral to her work.