Mediums - Oils and Mixed Media (Oil Crayons and Acrylic.)
Claire began an exciting career in fashion and advertising as a writer and visualiser. A few years later she started her own business incorporating interior design. She studied painted finishes which led to designing furniture and accessories
for the retail market. She taught for many years the art of paint finishes and became a skilled trompe l’oeil artist. She has an impressive list of private and commercial clients.
In 2000 Claire decided to concentrate on developing her visual arts creativity. She started painting on paper in watercolours and gouache and eventually focussed on oils on linen and canvas.
She demonstrates her passion for colour and a loose graphic quality across any number of subjects.
Her main feelings are beautifully expressed in dramatic displays of massive flora and fruits, amazing water reflections, seascapes, boats, still life and portraiture including pets.
Claire has had a number of solo and group exhibitions including Dalganey’s, Manyung Gallery, Portsea and Eden Gardens.
Her work is represented in private collections here in Australia and overseas.
Claire currently loves imparting her knowledge and skills to small groups of students.
She runs classes and workshops from her home studio at Rye Heights on the Mornington Peninsula.