Welcome to our world!
It all started in 2006 when Clara was born. To make a short story, we found out that Clara had had a prenatal stroke and, consequently, terrible brain damage.
In the beginning, doctors said that Clara would not have an easy everyday life. "Your daughter cannot organize her brain. Your life will be tough. She will not be able to speak, walk, run, imitate..."
We accepted Clara with her limitations, but we decided to give her the best life possible. In 2016 Clara started to attend painting classes, but in the beginning, she destroyed her works. Slowly, slowly she begins to express herself with colors, shapes, and a beauty that touches the soul.
The artistic path with Astrid Hohenegger, her first teacher, was fundamental in her art. In November 2017, I gave Clara a book about Frida Khalo.
Clara connected with Frida's art and life. One evening, sitting on the sofa, Clara opened the text on the page where Frida was in New York in her exhibition and said to me: "Mom, I would like to do my show in New York, as Frida did."
That evening Clara challenged me, and I said: Yes, let's try!
Clara Woods Collection
Since then, Clara has made around 30 exhibitions on three continents, sold more than 650 paintings internationally, and we moved to California after holding her American Visa as an extraordinary talent.