About Claire and her work

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. A typical week will see her combining her love of educating and teaching with time spent as Artist in Residence at University of Birmingham Winterbourne House and Gardens where she finds much inspiration for her own art and pattern designs.

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 and other local art groups.

Claire is Artist in Residence at the University of Birmingham Winterbourne House and Gardens until May 2020.

For details of current exhibitions please see Exhibitions tab above.