Clair Gaston

Clair offers custom commissions, classes and private lessons for all experience levels, and one-on-one consultations. 


Classes and private lessons are offered online for convenience and to ensure the health and safety of my clients and students.

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Some works are held on reserve and newer works are waiting to be viewed.

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I offer lessons for artists and students wishing to learn beginning to advanced techniques as well as create beautiful artwork to share with friend, family, curators, and judges.

Private in-person art lessons are held in the privacy of your own home or studio and are designed to fit your specific needs. I also offer a variety of group lessons at The Contemporary Austin Art School. It is my mission to provide you with the skills and tools you need to create the artwork you have always wanted to make.

Additionally, I teach Botanical Illustration at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center several times a year. These are offered through The Art School.  Click on the listings below to view classes.

Private and Group Lessons

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Private & Group Lessons



 Wildflower center




 PAINTING Extended

Clair gratefully accepts commissions for illustrations and botanical paintings that are inspired by your favorite or sentimental plants. In some cases, a client will choose a work of art that has already sold or they wish to purchase something a little more personalized.

Commissioning artwork is a unique experience which allows you to trust the artist with your vision. Gaston work in collaboration with your requests to create a unique piece in her color saturated style for your private or home collection. 


"My paintings and drawings are about observation, relationships, loss, and growth. Plants are natural metaphors for these ideas, as they consistently change and repeat growth cycles. Botanical illustration requires intense observation and attention to detail; I often feel a close relationship to my subjects. In my paintings, meaningful or symbolic items are often the main focus, with light, shadow and color contributing to atmospheric, sentimental feelings."

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    Clair Gaston


    Oil Painter and Botanical Illustrator