She is not quite what you would call refined. She is not quite what you would call unrefined. She is the kind of person that keeps a Raven.
- Apologies to Mark Twain!

Hi, I am Maree Clarkson, Artist, Nature Student, gardener and bird-lover.

I am a watercolour artist, taking inspiration for my art from nature.

My inspiration is easily stimulated – a certain shape, an interesting line or shadow, a beautiful colour, the curve of a leaf as it gently sways in the wind, something somebody says or a song, a pebble as it lays half covered by sand on the beach… the beauty of nature far surpasses anything man-made, and I can only but try to represent it as I see it.

Welcome to my Bubble! Join me on my journey into the wonderful world of art!

Click here to see all Tote bags

Besides all the prints, many of my works are available as clothing, throw pillows, Tote bags and phone and tablet cases, but if there is anything you like that is not available, just e-mail me and I will try and accommodate you. Thank you.

Cheetah on the rocks – Click here to see all throw pillows

A little bit more about me
I live on my little piece of African soil, an 8.5ha smallholding in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa, which is situated on the border of The Cradle of Humankind. I’m passionate about sketching and painting, animals, birds, nature, Moleskine note books, the beach, crystals, useless information, technology, blogging, networking, my MAC, my Land Rover, positivity, gardening and discovering anything new in life.

I am constantly exploring my creativity, overcoming my fears in the process, trying new things and having a great journey along the way! More often than not, artists are MUCH too serious about their art, not willing to take a chance, not willing to fail, not willing to explore. To me, art must be, above all else, a passion and fun. And to me it is important to paint EVERY DAY, sometimes doing 3 or 4 pieces a day, or else I get grumpy and not easy to live with then.

The rest of my time I spend looking after sick or rescued birds and other animals. I am not an activist and I didn’t ask for the job, but I am honoured that they seem to seek me out. Spending a lot of time in Nature means experiencing the beauty, and also the pain, of Mother Earth and it is my privilege to try and reduce my carbon footprint as much as possible and to live within the laws of Nature, conserving, preserving and not harming.

I’m non-judgemental, I smoke, I bite my nails and I accept people as they are. I like everybody until they give me reason not to and I’m the easiest person on this earth to get along with.

“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it!”

Have a great day and thank you for visiting my profile and remember : “Happiness is a way of travel, and not a destination!”

Original artwork for sale

My Blog – Art & Creativity

Love nature and animals? Visit me at my Nature Journal

Visit me at Gardening in Africa

Unique Hand-crafted Jewellery and Insects

Join me in my passion for succulents and cacti
The Succulent and Cactus Lady

Love Vintage cars?

If you’re interested in purchasing my ORIGINAL artworks, you can contact me at Maree Clarkson or BubbleMail me right here!


I am a host of Afrikaans
The starting date of this group was 14 September 2010. You are welcome to join us!

Proud member of Raven Heart

  • Age: 68
  • Joined: February 2010


Problem viewing comments and favs

It seems most of the issues with the new RB format have been addressed, but I have a bit of a problem with how ‘Comments’ and ‘Favourites’ are viewed. Previously UNREAD comments and favourites showed up clearly, by being a different colour, now one cannot see which comments you’ve already replied to and which not, which results in often going to view the same comment or fav a couple of times, jus…
Posted over 2 years – 12 comments

A very UNIQUE Feature!!

I’m feeling particularly proud today! I’ve been featured as solo artist in Artists of Still Life, as well as FEATURED ARTIST on their front page. This in itself is great, but what is so wonderful is that Artists of Still Life is the first group EVER to also do a feature for me in my home language, Afrikaans. The link, in Afrikaans! is on their HomePage, but you can also view it HERE i…
Posted about 3 years – 16 comments

'n Slag vir Afrikaans!

Ek voel besonders trots vandag! Ek is aangewys as solo erkende kunstenaar, asook erkende kunstenaar, in die group Artists of Still Life en verskyn op hulle voorblad, soos dit gewoonte is. Maar wat dit besonders maak, as dat hierdie groep die eerste groep ooit is op RB om my ook erkenning in Afrikaans te gee! Die skakel is op hul voorblad, IN AFRIKAANS!, maar julle kan dit HIER besigtig in hulle F…
Posted about 3 years – 8 comments

How To Create As Easily As You Breathe...

How easy do you find it to create? Does your creative energy flow like the breath of a Buddhist meditating on a mountain top? Or is it more like a heavy smoker wheezing after a brisk run on a cold morning? Here are 5 steps to being able to create as easily and as naturally as possible: / Create every day / When you create erratically or only when you have time, you never allow yourself to get int…
Posted over 3 years – 38 comments

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