"Adventures from Moscow to Zanzibar have inspired me and are reflected in my paintings; the beauty of exotic flowers, the twists in the bark of a Frangipani tree, the way nature unfolds during different seasons and the forever changing sea and sky."
Claire's work is influenced by the diversity of nature and its complex and beautiful colours. Her technique involves building texture using palette knives, and a use of vivid colours brings a strong sense of identity and uniqueness to her work. Her paintings are displayed in Galleries and luxury properties and homes throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.
Claire is the curator of the Wisley Gallery where she exhibits her work together with a number of local glass, ceramics and textile artists, all local to Surrey. The Wisley Gallery is located at RHS Wisley. Greetings cards based on her original paintings are available to the public through the RHS Wisley Shop and other outlets. Claire creates canvases for individual clients, galleries and commercial projects from her studio outside London. Click on an image below to zoom in.
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'On Reflection' - Selected for the
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020
The inspiration for this work is the love of water and swimming; but also being wary of deeper waters. “Will she jump-in at the deep end and make a splash? Or, on reflection, slip into the water, making just a few ripples and swim away quietly?” The vibrancy of the aqua and turquoise in her robe and the pool itself echoes with the cool pale surround - stoney and mute - adding another reflection to the scene and the painting.