Claire is an identical twin, mom of 3, wife,
and artist! She grew up in Alabama
and obtained degrees in Interior Design and a Master's in Art Education.
Claire's art studies abroad in Italy in 1994 intensely influenced
her personally and artistically in painting and photography.
After 30 years of being on both sides of the camera
shooting and art modeling,
Claire has developed a strong eye for
design and composition that tremendously
benefit her work.
For over 20 years, Claire has taught
painting here in the states
as well as part time
in Tuscany with her twin sister artist, Carole Foret.
They have taken groups to beautiful
Cortona, Italy for painting workshops.
"Teaching is the most rewarding
work I’ve done, and I long to continue that path."
More recently, she's enjoyed work with art directors
and set designers for paintings in TV and film in Chicago.
Check out the show Empire with 20th Century Fox
to see her huge painting of jazz artist
Nina Simone. Also, in her painting gallery!
Claire works by COMMISSION!
Contact her in form below or on social media!
Claire is intrigued most by how light
plays on a subject and conveying that energy and movement.
"I'm less and less interested
in exactness conveying
precise lines and perfect edges
and instead want to simply
convey the essence of the subject." Sometimes,
she tends toward abstract, and she loves the challenge of taking the
mundane and portraying it in a way
that gives new light and vibrancy.
Capturing that brief moment of beauty
is what fuels her in both painting and photography.
Purchase prints on Fine Art America.
Beginning soon - masks (if not vaxed) and easel distancing required!
BYOS (bring your own supplies) $200/ 4 classes
Use my supplies $300/ 4 classes
Teaching has been the most rewarding and fulfilling part of my art journey over the last 20 years, and I am ready for students who want to create! Whether you have painted or not, this class is about being creative and diving in to the painting process. I am here to guide you! I will have several lessons, we will paint,
and have a constructive critique each class. Carve out just two hours in your week that’s all for YOU!
Feel the freedom and sheer joy that comes with manipulating colors, mixing them, making lines, making color fields! Awaken to YOUR creative spirit!
I will guide you along the way!
Great music 🎶
Great energy 💃🏻
Contact me to sign up or for any questions!