Claire Western

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All Claire’s work is inspired by the natural world, by land and sea, the south west coastline, the natural form and landscape of Devon and Cornwall. She works on the notion of art as memory, fleeting fragmentary images of a brief moment in time, changes in atmosphere, weather and movement. Her method exploits the many expressionist possibilities of combining unusual surface and pigment.

Claire was brought up by the sea in Exmouth, went to school in Exeter, and spent some time living in France and Switzerland before doing a French/Art degree at the University of Wales. She returned to France for further fine art studies, worked in London for a while and has taught adults and in secondary schools for many years

Her work is exhibited widely throughout the West Country in various galleries, group and open exhibitions and she has also had several highly successful solo exhibitions in London and elsewhere.