Born and raised in a small village in Northamptonshire, Claire and her family continue to reside there today. After studying at Norwich School of Art she attended The Royal College of Art gaining an MA in Illustration. She paints daily in her home studio, often making time to visit gardens both locally and further afield creating working drawings in her sketchbooks. These form the basis of the final work created in her studio. She also enjoys teaching small groups of keen local artists.