Clare Sahling Biography
I was born and raised in Virginia. Educated in Richmond, VA I have degrees both in Soviet History (Hollins College) and in Interior Design (GA State University). After a few stints with a few architectural firms in Atlanta, I went free-lance and worked as a contract designer for most of the rest my career.
I worked for retail firms, several businesses, hospitals and nursing homes, law firms, in all aspects of Interior Design and architectural documentation. In addition, I taught Design, Drawing and Drafting off and on. I found my niche as a Senior Designer and/or Project Architect for the interior construction documents for a whole lot of hotels – Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott (various flavors), Holiday Inn, Wyndham, Embassy Suites, Ritz-Carlton, and others.
There were always breaks over the course of the years, and I produced a number of pencil drawings, which may still be my first love. In 2009, I retired and began a new career as an oil painter.
PROFESSIONAL: Work featured in several interior design publications, “Interiors”, “Interior Design”, “Design Week”, “Architectural Record”, “Progressive Architecture” and others.
RESTORATION RESIDENTIAL work featured in “Home”, “Better Homes and Gardens”, the “Atlanta Journal/Constitution”, and others.
JURIED SHOWS: Bring Us Your Best in Hendersonville. Highland Festival in Abingdon, VA. Grace Center Gallery in Mills River. ArtScape in Hendersonville. "Small Works/Big Heart" show at Canvas Artspace in Hendersonville.
GALLERIES: Currently with The Gallery at Flat Rock, but I have also had work featured at CanvasArt, Wickwire in Hendersonville, Hand-in-Hand in Flat Rock, and Art Mob in Hendersonville.
I also have work Season’s Restaurant at Highland Lake in Flat Rock.
Work accepted at New Morning Gallery in Asheville.
Several private collections both here and abroad.