Claire Russell BA (Hons) ARMS MASF

cardoon
The Cardoon Visitor (8x8cm)
gold leaf
Gold Leaf (8x8cm)
deer
The Hart and Hind (8x8cm)
lizard
Me and My Shadow (8x15cm)
phesant
The Colonel (8x8cm)

falcon
Falcon (8x12cm)

Claire Russell was born in Bristol and now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, daughter and step-son. She developed her inherent creativity with a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, followed by a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Gloucestershire.

She has a long-established business as a bespoke picture framer and specialises in frame restoration and gilding.
Working with gold leaf has become a passion and she discovered the ancient and beautiful art of Verre Églomisé, which has enabled her to combine her lifelong love of drawing with her extensive knowledge of gilding.

In 2016 Claire was elected an Associate member (ARMS) of the Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers and had two articles published in the summer and autumn edition of Artists & Illustrators magazine.

In 2018 Claire also became a member of the Miniature Society of Florida (MASF).
 
About Verre Églomisé:
Pronounced Verr Egg-loam-eezay, it is a term used to describe the application of gold leaf on glass into which designs are etched.
The technique of Verre Églomisé, it is believed, dates to the pre-Roman era. However, an 18th century French decorator Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–1786) was responsible for its revival and his name became synonymous with the decorative procedure - Églomisé.

Awards:

2015: Gold Bowl Honourable Mention in 2015 - Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS)

2016: Gold Bowl Honourable Mention in 2016 - Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS)

2018: Second in the Floral and Botanical catagory - Miniature Society of Florida (MASF)