"Claire has been a delight to work with, from first
approaching her with an "idea".
It was the first time I had considered commissioning a painting and
Claire was so patient with my queries, helping with various sketches and
keeping me informed throughout the whole process, delivering on time and budget
(surprise birthday present for a family member). Overall though, she captured the image I
wanted in painting form better than I could have hoped or imagined- so much so,
the recipient was close to tears when they received it. It shall be treasured. Thanks Claire!"
Ms A Dunn
contacting Claire after my husband and I received a wedding gift from our
friend of a couple dancing that had been done by Claire. I instantly fell in
love with it and felt it told a beautiful story. I
contacted Claire to see if she could paint me a picture from pictures from our
honeymoon as a first year anniversary present for my husband. She was
delighted to help and kept me up to date with sketches, ideas and questions on
other significant things she could put in the picture. I
remember my excitement the day it came and how overwhelmed I was when I saw it.
She had truly captured us perfectly and again told a story even though she had
never met either of us. My
husband was truly touched with the gift and now we have a one of a kind
reminder of a most special time for us.
not hesitate using Claire again and I have told friends the same."
Ms G Wright
"Claire took the time to get to understand the style of painting I
wanted. She suggested I consider local scenes that meant something
to me and to send pictures of this and the people in the
painting. She then worked up sketches of different pictures, we
loved a particular sketch so we commissioned Claire to paint it. As
I needed the painting for an anniversary she worked hard to complete on time,
providing us with updates as the painting developed. The completed
work exceeded my expectations, capturing the scene perfectly. Thank
you, a cherished painting, I would have no reservation recommending Claire."
seeing Claire’s lively and expressive work at an exhibition in Skipton, my wife
and I commissioned two paintings featuring my four grandchildren in one and my
son and his two children in the other. The whole experience was a pleasure and
could not have been easier - she discussed our requirements and produced a
pencil drawing prior to undertaking the actual painting.
delighted with the results and both paintings have received many compliments
from our friends and relatives - not the least the grandchildren."