The Clare Mackie Instagram Account

I’ve been enjoying posting on Instagram and my account there is @claremackieillustration and I do hope you enjoy my posts. Would be lovely to see you there!

The Clare Mackie Facebook Page

Having discovered how to use Facebook it’s now going to be my way to keep you updated on my news. Please do click here to view my business page:  

New DRH line extensions

The DRH Collection is 10 years old this year and we’ve been thinking through extensions to their present lines as well as creating new. They’ve come up with beautiful acacia (fast growing and sustainable) wooden boards to accompany the soup mugs, a beautiful wooden cheese board and a board for the cheese baker to sit… Read more »

Rock & Ruddle…and their Mice

Jackie, Alex and I had a meeting in London recently to discuss the latest extension to their line of exceptional quality hair brushes. A very happy meeting was enhanced (for me, but not Jackie) by a huge box containing four freshly caught mice from Alex’s humane traps. An odd fact I didn’t know is that… Read more »

David Cass

I’d like to thank David Cass for the film he made for my biography page – he also wrote and played the music for it too, such a talented man. I’ve been a huge fan of his work for several years now and a collection is gently building in my home. His work is a… Read more »

Good Housekeeping/Grey Pride

Am a fan of Sandi Toksvig, so it wasn’t exactly difficult to accept illustrating her monthly column in Good Housekeeping, of which I’m rather a fan of too. Having been asked so many times how and why I decided to go grey I wrote a short piece, showed it to GH and it happily fitted… Read more »

Full of Life at the Theatre

Full of Life ( are staging their annual theatre production later this month and the photo below is to be one of their props. I zoomed up to London and painted it in the playground shed while Paul was working with the young adults on a ceramic mural that’s going up in the garden later… Read more »

Lunch and Snail gel….

Good Housekeeping magazine can do no wrong” was proven further when Geoff and Tom invited me out for an exceptionally delicious and cheery lunch. The pudding was so pretty I took a photo before inhaling it and, yes, it tasted as good as it looks. They showed me round the offices to meet Lindsay and… Read more »