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Claire Henley artist in her studio

Claire Henley

Claire has had a varied career as a professional artist and illustrator. After studying graphic design at college in London, she began work as a designer for a textile company in the Midlands. After becoming a freelancer, Claire began designing in a variety of fields such as stationery, giftware and toy manufacture before becoming a book illustrator and writer. Her work is currently licensed by several print companies as well as being available on home furnishing products and on greetings cards.

In 2010 she began her move into the field of fine art by producing a series of paintings inspired by her love of the landscape and coastal areas of Britain. She is particularly drawn to Cornwall where she has holidayed many times since she was a child. She enjoys experimenting with collage to create a variety of textures, and uses acrylic paints for their versatility and depth of colour. Claire exhibits in several galleries from the south of England to Scotland as well as in her hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, where she works in her sunny studio