Sculpture and abstract expressionism make my heart sing. It just makes sense to me. Playful, non-judgmental and thoughtful ways I can express the transcendence in dance, the surrender in a kiss, the magic of yoga, the letting go of ego, the honoring and acknowledgement of suffering and the exquisite joy of life.”

Carmen Clews

They said, “Don’t shine your light so bright as it draws too much attention onto you.” So I stopped shining and became small and withered and died only to learn upon death that all that matters in life is to Love, Laugh and Shine our light brightly!

Anita Moorjani

“Through LovingKindness, everyone and everything can flower again from within. When we recover knowledge of our own loveliness and that of others, self blessing happens naturally and beautifully”

Sharon Salzberg

“Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled.
Remind it that it is beautiful and free”


Carmen Clews in Studio
Carmen Clews 2024

Carmen Clews is a British-born sculptor and painter residing between Cape Town, South Africa and Bali. Carmen’s artwork is endlessly inspired by her passion for understanding that there is more to life than meets the eye. She explores the mystery and miracles of life within her work and uses holistic, spiritual and physical practices to support her immersive studio practice and to grow her capacity for embracing more joy. 

Carmen’s sculptures can be found throughout South Africa, London, Dubai and France including the art collection of film producer Arnon Milchan who ranks in the top three of Hollywood contemporary art collectors. Her various works have been exhibited at Grande Provence and Art in the Yard Galleries in Franschhoek, MOK Gallery in Stellenbosch and Knysna Fine Art Gallery, as well as contemporary galleries throughout South Africa.



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