Claire Russell BA (Hons) ARMS

mantis
I'm Watching You! (8x8cm)
conkers
Autumn's Bounty (8x8cm)
lizard
Balancing Act (8x8cm)
lemons
Tuscan Lemon Tree (8x8cm)
first snow
First Snow (8x11cm)
cranes
Crane Courtship (8x8cm)
Claire Russell was born in Gloucestershire, England. She developed her inherent creativity with a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, followed by a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Gloucestershire.

Claire's main and long established profession as a bespoke picture framer and gilder has engendered a loyal and extensive customer base of amateur and professional artists. This has brought her into contact with a visually inspiring melting pot of diverse art and craft forms.

Calling upon some of the materials in her picture framing studio, especially glass and gold leaf she has been able to explore ways of expressing form through the ancient art of Verre Églomisé, reviving the forgotten craft.
 
At the Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers exhibition London she was awarded with a ‘Gold Bowl Honourable Mention’ in 2015 for her Praying Mantis piece, ‘I’m Watching You!’ and in 2016 for her lizard piece 'Balancing Act'.
In 2016 she was also elected an Associate member (ARMS) and had two articles published in the summer and autumn edition of Artists & Illustrators magazine.

Recent exhibitions include:
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, London.