Claire Henley has had a varied career as a professional artist for over thirty years after originally studying Graphic Design at University. She began by working in a textile design studio and then went on to design stationery, giftware and toys before illustrating and writing books.
In more recent years she has concentrated on fine art after producing a series of paintings inspired by her love of the landscape and coastal areas of Britain. She uses acrylic paints for their versatility and depth of colour and collage to create texture. Her style is clearly influenced by her earlier years as a graphic designer.
Although she paints in her Stratford-upon-Avon studio, Claire travels frequently for inspiration and spends a great deal of time in Cornwall. When visiting the Isles of Scilly, she was inspired by the individual character of the different islands, the vibrancy of the coastal flowers and the ever-changing light and this has been the focus of her work for Tamarisk Gallery.
Her work is licensed by many print and card companies as well as being available on home furnishing products.