Claire Henley

Claire Henley in StudioClaire 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.

Once freelance, Claire began designing in a variety of fields such as stationery, giftware and toy manufacture before becoming a book illustrator. To date, she has been responsible for the illustration (and sometimes writing) of over a hundred children’s books.

In recent years Claire has become a widely published fine artist, with work in collections worldwide. Her paintings, often of the coast of Britain, can be found in galleries in the West Country as well as closer to her home in Stratford-upon-Avon. They are sometimes reproduced in the form of prints, cards, textiles and ceramics, making her work familiar to many.

She uses acrylic paint for its depth of colour and its versatility, as well as collage to add texture and interest.

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