About The Art
A synaesthete (which, in Claire’s case, means that colour and sound are ‘felt’ interchangeably) she uses environment, music and seasonal rhythms as a starting point for many pieces.
Following a vibrant tradition of Modernist painters such as Mattise, Van Gogh, Klee, Gilman (a distant relative), Diebenkorn, Nash and Ravillious, shifting hues and patterns are at the heart of her works. Soundscapes, landscapes and mindscapes are instruments for expressing composition, emotion, and understanding.
Her work is centred on East Anglia - its skies, sounds, fields, coastline and seasonal cycles are a constant inspiration. She is, above everything, a composer of colour.