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About me

Born and raised in Leicestershire , I live in the market town of Melton Mowbray with my husband, Monti. 

At the moment we are between pet family, we will give rescue pets a new forever home soon but for now, we are cherishing the memories of our wonderful, Scampi, Chips, Dino, Basil and Sybil

Painting came into my life in the late nineties when ill health forced a career change.  I was given a box of art material, had a play with different media, and have never looked back.  Becoming a self employed artist in 2008.

I have enjoyed exhibiting at a variety of locations ranging from the Roermond in Holland, the Mall Galleries in London to more locally at Rutland Open, Patchings Art Centre and the Sock Gallery.  My wool and acrylic paintings really took off at the Upper Broughton Art Exhibition where I twice won top awards.

How to buy my work

Most of the work in the galleries on this website are from previous commissions or work already sold.  If you are interested in a commission, please contact me and I can give you an idea of price depending on your painting requirements or ideas.  Prices tend to range from £85 to £400 but the commission possibilities are endless.

Foxy Lots Gift Shop in Melton Mowbray stock my original Paintings and prints, and we have a whole range of Melton Mowbray souvenir  including original  paintings, prints, Cards and magnets.  Please see their page

Dickinson and Morris Pork Pie Shoppe stock my handmade, clay magnets, which can also be ordered in their hamper section of their website https://www,

Greetings Cards

I have an Etsy shop for my range of greetings cards, I'd love it if you would take a look


Commissions usually take between 6 weeks and 4 months to complete depending on the style and mediums chosen.  I start commissions as soon as I have received a 50% deposit of the agreed price. 

Claire /the squirrels
Me & Monti
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