Hi, my name is Claire Heffron.
I am a self-taught artist and have experimented with various materials and media until I found the combination of high quality lightfast colour pencils on pastelmat paper or drafting film best suited my style. I work continually to improve and perfect my skills through practice, tutorials and workshops.
This August one of my pictures was selected to tour the UK in the Sketch for Survival Exhibition in the Introducing Artist category. The picture is called "Mother" and can be viewed in my Gallery. Having the honour to be one of the chosen few adds to the excitement and passion I feel about drawing wildlife and beloved pets.
I live with my husband, two sons and beloved dog in a rural part of Surrey, surrounded by a plethora of British wildlife which fills me with so much pleasure.
I have always been obsessed with wildlife, watching documentaries, fawning over wildlife encyclopaedias and calling David Attenborough my hero, for as long as I can remember.