Claudia was born in Pennsylvania and lived most of her life on the east coast. Interested in art from a young age, she began studies with watercolorists Lassie Corbett and Jean Gill in Northern Virginia. And after retiring to the west coast, continued to benefit from classes and workshops from Mark Allison, Richard McKinley, Teresa Saia and others. She recently relocated to Bellingham from Corvallis, Oregon.
Claudia’s impressionistic paintings are inspired by nature. Most begin as plein air paintings. She says, “For me, plein air painting is a form of meditation. When I am out in the field I’m not thinking about the world – it’s all about the art. The process of deciding what to paint, setting up the easel, preparing the paper, doing preliminary sketches, and finally putting paint to paper is a fulfilling experience whether or not the end result is a good painting.” Her media are watercolor, soft pastel and alcohol ink.
Awards: Jurors Choice Award, Vistas and Vineyards (Oregon) Annual Show 2015
Honorable Mention, Vistas and Vineyards 2013, 2014, 2018
Honorable Mention, Howland Open, Corvallis Arts Center 2016
Claudia’s art can be found in private collections on the east and west coasts. She is a member of the Whatcom Art Guild and the Salish Sea Plein Air Artists.