Claire Henley

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claire-henleyClaire Henley is enjoying a varied career as a professional artist and illustrator. She studied graphic design at college in London, and thereafter began work as a designer for a Midlands textile company.

The appeal of a freelance life beckoned and so Claire began designing in a variety of fields including stationery, giftware and toy manufacture before later becoming a book illustrator. She has been responsible for the illustration (and sometimes writing) of over a hundred childrens books to date.

Claire was nurturing work on a larger scale  during this time, and in the last couple of years she has produced a series of canvases inspired by her love for the landscape and coastal areas around Britain.

She enjoys experimenting with collages to create a variety of textures and she likes using acrylic paints because of their versatility and depth of colour.