I'm Claire, a wildlife artist from the rural borders of Sussex and Surrey and I am completely passionate about all kinds of animals.
I have used a variety of mediums but currently enjoying working with acrylics as it allows me the freedom to explore both a looser or more realistic style depending on the subject. I like to capture a more colourful vision of our natural world which is defined by my bold, bright unique style.
I like to draw on personal connections with wildlife or use my art to raise awareness of endangered species. I have also worked with a number of animal charities to raise important funds such as Counting Coral, Coral Reef Alliance, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Belize Wildcat Foundation, MONA UK, Prints for Pangolins, Woburn Safari Park on behalf of Impact Madagascar and the Artists for Painted Dogs fundraiser exhibitions.
I have achieved a number of accolades within the Wildlife Art community. In 2023 I exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London as part of the Royal Society of Marine Artists; been accepted for the “Artist’s for Painted Dogs” exhibition in both 2022 and 2021. In 2019, 2021 and 2023 I was a finalist in the Explorers Against Extinction “Sketch for Survival” competition; I was a finalist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 and shortlisted as a finalist in the 2021 SAA “Artist of the Year” competition.
I am predominately self taught artist and also have a BA Hons in Photography and a member of the TWASI (The Wildlife Artist Society International), Association of Animal Artists and Sussex Artists.