• Magical Trees - winner Abstract Views category IGPOTY14 - mobile
  • water and light Falmouth mobile version
  • rock at Predennack mobile version
  • rust at Newlyn mobile version
  • reflections at Newlyn mobile version
  • sand patterns at Crantock mobile version
  • water at Polly Joke mobile version
  • rock abstract near St Ives mobile version
  • stream at Polly Joke mobile version
  • wood Mousehole mobile version
  • Magical Trees - winner Abstract Views category IGPOTY14
  • sea at Falmouth
  • rock at Predennack
  • rust at Newlyn
  • reflections in Newlyn
  • sand patterns at Crantock
  • water at Polly Joke
  • rock abstract near St Ives
  • stream at Polly Joke
  • wood Mousehole

Claire is a photographic artist based in Cornwall. She creates small number limited edition artworks often printed on ultra thin aluminium or giclée prints on Hahnemühle fine art papers.

Inspired by Cornwall’s natural beauty and traditional industries, there is a growing portfolio of images of its rocks, waters, beaches, boats and harbours…but with a twist. It’s small details of their reflections, textures, colours, light, patterns that are captured to create fabulous original pieces of abstract art.

Most of the images are available exclusively as artworks in limited editions of 5 or less. Some others have been commissioned as the basis of abstract designs for bespoke furniture, splashbacks, glass tiles and fabrics.

Claire continues to build a reputation for unique and exciting work that has sold in prestigious galleries including the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol, the Falmouth Art Gallery in Falmouth and the Penwith Gallery in St Ives in Cornwall.

If you’d like to know more about Claire’s work please get in touch, it would be great to hear from you.

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Stories - behind the scenes

Boatyard Climates – a series found in a Cornish boatyard
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Looking at intimate details in boatyards I often see “found landscapes” where the colours and marks resemble a seascape, landscape or river view. I set myself a challenge, to look for the bigger picture rather than at a detailed scene … Read More

Ghost Gear – artwork inspired by fishing nets in a Cornish harbour
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One of my favourite places to look for images is a working harbour and Newlyn, in the far west of Cornwall, has been a rich source over the years. At the beginning it was often the reflections of the brightly … Read More

Serpentine Poltesco
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There are other stories I’ve written about images found at Poltesco on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. One was about the sand (Sand is just sand-coloured, right?) and one about the pebbles (Poltesco pebbles, imaginitive title that one!) but this … Read More

Corroded metal becomes fabric design
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There’s often lots of maintenance work going on at Newlyn harbour; painting, repairs, rubbing down, greasing, cleaning. You name it, everything is on the to do list: ropes, nets, hulls, decks, engines, pulleys, winches, buoys, fenders, etc, etc. As I … Read More

Painterly marks on a Newlyn fishing boat
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Sometimes as you approach Newlyn for a photographic trip the weather deteriorates and whilst I don’t mind walking about in the rain it’s often no good for taking photographs. That’s especially true if you’re wanting to capture the bright colours … Read More

Poltesco pebbles
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Last year we discovered Poltesco, an area on the east coast of the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall managed by the National Trust. It has a rich variety of flora and fauna but I usually go there to photograph the water … Read More

Ethereal cascade in the water garden
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The tiny stream falls through the water garden at Trebah Garden near Falmouth in Cornwall over a series of small steps. Each is only about 30cm wide and mostly drop less far but in a sequence they’re very pretty and … Read More

Speckled eggs of granite in west Cornwall
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The extraordinary ‘dinosaur eggs’ of granite piled up on Porth Nanven beach in the far west of Cornwall are always a bit of a surprise, even when you’ve seen them before and know they are there. How can so many … Read More

Puddles of light in Padstow
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There’s always a lot of colour in a Cornish harbour, even in winter. When you photograph the reflections in the water you get random associations of boat hulls, pots and buoys, ropes, lettering and sky. All sorts of colour combinations … Read More