Bright future for paint creator

Clare Scanlan’s keen eye for colour has helped her receive a $20,000 grant to start her dream venture with paint.

A Colac-raised painter will get a shot at her dream project.

Clare Scanlan says she has cut her own career path out through the paint world, which began in art classes at Trinity College Colac and RMIT, and has arrived at the beginning of her next chapter with help from a $20,000 development grant.

Clare’s startup venture Scanlon and Makers will help to create handmade artisan paint for people’s passion projects.

Clare has spent more than 16 years in the art world developing her keen eye for colour, and says her skills with paint were “somewhat of a lost trade”.

“My skills are in hand-making beautiful colour rather than mass-produced things, where we use the manual tint machine and make colours and match colours by eye,” she said.

She lent those skills to Porter’s Paints for nine years, helping to establish the business in Korea and working with clients from all walks of life.

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