Claire is a colour, pattern and print loving painter and designer, living in Birmingham UK.
Born in London and with a degree in Fashion & Textiles specialising in Print, she then trained as a Special Needs Primary school teacher, settled in Birmingham and raised a family – all of which took her away from her own art practice for some years.
Now, alongside her own commercial practice of Painting and Surface Pattern Design, she also delivers workshops and creative opportunities for all ages in the Midlands.
In the home studio you’ll find her inspired by colour, pattern, nature, printing, stitch and mixed media techniques.
Elsewhere, you’ll find her helping young and old alike to explore their senses, access art opportunities and experience creative exploration.
Claire currently teaches adults and children at: MAC Birmingham; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; University Birmingham’s Winterbourne Gardens, where she was recently Artist in Residence and at other local art groups. She also works creatively in partnership with Mothership CiC working with Newly Arrived women, with schools in partnership with Walsall Arts for All, with Multistory as a Community Engagement Artist as part of the Wednesbury High Street Heritage Action Zone community engaged arts programme and also as a part of the Walsall Community Dialogue Project with The Faith & Belief Forum delivering creative workshops.
For details of current exhibitions please see Exhibitions tab above
2018 – 2020 Artist in Residence, University of Birmingham, Winterbourne House and Gardens
2019 Nov- Apr 2020 Made @ MAC: All About Textiles
2019 May-June MAC Birmingham Tutors show.
2019 March Lightwoods House, Birmingham. Solo show.
2017 May – Nov Buonissimo, Birmingham
2017 March – April Solo show at the University Birmingham’s Winterbourne Gardens
2016 July – Dec Buonissimo, Birmingham
2016 June Constance Wallace, Birmingham.
2015 August – November Westcliffe Gallery, Sheringham, Norfolk
2015 May – June The Bowery, Headingley, Leeds
2015 Jan-September Solo show at the Balcony Gallery at Loughborough Town Hall
2014 August – October Artifex Gallery, The Mitchell Centre, Sutton Coldfield
2014 June- Aug Solo show at Harborne Art Gallery, Harborne, Birmingham.
2014 June/July The Artists Magazine Open Compt at Patchings Art Centre, Notts.
2014 June 5th – 8th Demonstrating artist at Patchings Festival Calverton, Notts.
2013 Nov – Dec The Gallery Upstairs, Henly-In-Arden
2013 July – Aug Annual Exhibition at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2013 June – July Shell House Gallery group show.
2013 June RBSA Birmingham, Prize Exhibition.
2013 March – April Four woman show at Greenstage Gallery
2012 Nov – Jan Greenstage Gallery.
2012 Oct – Nov New Leaf Gallery, Monmouth.
2012 Feb Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London.
2012 Feb Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage.
2011 Nov RBSA Exhibition
2011 July Purple Gallery Summer Show
2011 April Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage.
2011 April Purple Gallery Spring Show
2011 March RBSA Exhibition
2010 Dec Purple Gallery Christmas Show
2010 Nov RBSA Open All Media Exhibition
2010 March RBSA Open All Media show