Claire Jefferson moved to France from North Wales in 2000.  After many years of house restoration and bringing up a family, she was finally able to turn her attention back to painting - a passion she had held all of her adult life.

A qualified Interior Architect, Claire has also studied Graphic Design and Fashion & Textiles (in which she won the ‘best student in year’ award). Her work as an Interior Architect has been featured in several magazine publications including 25 Beautiful Homes and 25 Beautiful Kitchens.  Her paintings have sold across Europe.

Claire is also a writer and poet.  She recently won third prize in an international poetry competition with a poem entitled Double Take which was published by the Sentinel Literary Magazine.  Claire writes under the pseudonym of Stella Wulf.

Artist’s Statement

I am very fortunate to live in South West France where the stunningly beautiful countryside offers an endless source of inspiration for my work.  The spectacular majesty of the mountains, the ever changing agriculture and the luminosity of the landscape never fail to captivate. Through the use of colour and composition I seek to evoke the beauty and diversity of this amazing backdrop.  Recently, I have returned to my roots with a new collection of abstract, interior paintings exploring the interplay between light, form and colour.  When surrounded by beauty it is impossible not to be inspired.

Where painting is the poetry of sight, poetry is the painting of insight.  An image is an evocation; whether elicited through words or colour, it requires structure, composition, meaning and passion. I strive through my paintings and my poetry to encapsulate those insights, emotions and experiences; ultimately - to unite and connect in the name of art.

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself  -  Paul Cezanne


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