Claire grew up in the UK, and studied painting and printmaking at Falmouth University where she graduated in 1991 with a BA Honours degree in Fine Art. Since then she has lived in southern Norway for a large part of her life, where she worked as an artist and art teacher. Claire has exhibited her work in various locations, in the UK, Norway and USA. Claire moved to Oakland in the summer of 2018, after completing her teacher training inthe UK in Secondary education. She continues to paint and work as an art teacher, currently her work is based on the urban environment around her, the contrasting forms of trees against buildings, fascinated by patterns of light and shadows on the city landscape.