Claire was born in the UK but spent a great deal of her childhood moving from one country to another; this developed into a love of travel and experiencing new places.
Through painting she conveys her experience of the landscape. Claire aims to describe a space, what is it to move through, round and over a landscape, touching and being touched by the elements.
Her painting is about trying to understand this vast thing of which we are a part. The intention is not to depict the space visually but to uncover the feel of what it is to really experience the artist's surroundings.
Claire works in acrylic and oil onto canvas or board to create layer upon layer, sometimes revealing the past to create the depth and feeling she is aiming for.