“I live in landlocked Warwickshire, so visits to the sea are very necessary and always treasured. At least we can head in any direction and be breathing in the salty air before too long, with favourite destinations being the South West, North Wales, Norfolk, Brighton and Kent. Skye, Plockton and the Black Isle in Scotland have also inspired me.
Both my mum and grandma were born on the coast so I think it must be in my blood. I love the changeable colour of the water, the local fishing villages with their unique character, and the boats. I’ve painted more boats than I care to remember!
Give me a pot of cockles and a sea view and I’m very happy indeed.”
Claire lives and works in Stratford on Avon