Clare Mackie was born and brought up in the Scottish countryside surrounded by animals and insects. Her passion for the natural world stems from these roots and her parents' acclaimed garden. After 5 years at art school in Edinburgh she headed south to London where she carved out a successful career in illustration, working for clients as varied as Chanel, IBM, Tatler, Harpers and Queen, The New Yorker, Trish McEvoy, Macallan Whisky, Harvey Nichols, BBC...etc.
In 2003 she started her own greeting card publishing company which attracted the attentions of businesses from the UK and US wishing to license her work. These companies have kept her busy and 2006 will bring the launch of many diverse products, please keep an eye on www.claremackie.com to keep abreast.