Claire was brought up in South Devon, England and after two careers, two children and a move to New Zealand in 1994; she describes herself as a late starter to being a full-time painter.
Advice to a new writer is often "write about what you know". As a teacher of drawing to architecture and interior design students, she started in familiar territory. Claire loves architectural details, reflections, textures and colours. As a curious person, she likes peering into windows or imagining what might be there.
Living in Nelson now has her falling in love with the hills and skies - so expect more landscapes in the future.
Claire says she is excited to share some paintings with you here in Tait Gallery. If buying original paintings is not in your current budget, ask about cards and prints at more affordable prices. All of her artworks are scanned to produce the highest quality giclee prints with perfectly matched colours.