Hello and welcome to the White Hare website.

 

I am Clive Brocklehurst and I live with my wife Caroline on the rugged North Devon Coast on the Hartland Peninsula.

 

I paint watercolour pictures, create works in glass and write my books selling them under the banner of White Hare

 

Up until Lockdown my studio was open as a gallery for eight years.

 

As we have four generations living in our house from a 21/2 year old grandaughter to her 86 year old greatgrandmother we have taken the difficult decision to close the studio-gallery and occupy it as the main living room of our house.

 

From 6th September Caroline White Hare chocolates are available to order through this website for posting or for collection by appointment. She is also selling them at the Hartland Farmers market on the first Sunday of each month.

 

As far as my art is concerned I have had an enforce sabbatical this summer due to lockdown took the decision to look after our grandaughter whilst our daughter and son-in-law both continues their keywork in agriculture until pre-school eases the care load from September 2020.

 

I have a huge pent up creative urge to get back to painting and already have commissions for new stained glass installations.

 

More new images soon...

 

~WHITE HARE HANDMADE CHOCOLATES

 

White Hare Chocolates are made by Caroline Brocklehurst in her dedicated registered kitchen at 67 The Square Hartland. Caroline learnt her craft working with award winning chocolatier Nigel Rumsey.

The chocolates use the finest ingredients and chocolate and locally sourced Rodda's Cornish double cream  Read more about the varieties being made and to buy the chocolates click on the button on the menu to the right

PAINTINGS

Having a representational style my paintings are inspired by local scenery and stories of myths and legends; illustrating the images that stories create in my mind.

I started painting white hares many years ago and they have been a constant inspiration. Hares hold a siginificance in cultures throughout history and around the world.

 

Stained Glass

 

A long held passion of mine I started making stained glass panels and installations over 20 years ago. This Spring and Summer I am majoring on making stained glass items from individual panels to small decorative suncatchers featuring images inspired by nature and legend. My new White Hare logo is a stained glass panel featuring my white hare dancing in the moonlight image of my original design. It is made using nearly 40 pieces of  individually cut and ground hand blown and artglass that is all then joined with lead runs and soldered to make a timeless robust piece that hangs in any window. Read more about my stained glass work in the section to the right.