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.

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

Exhibitions

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   Nov – Jan Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester @ the Lavender Bakehouse

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