Welcome

Welcome to my website. I spend most of my life drawing, or painting, or writing, or teaching other people to paint and draw. I have a particular obsession with boats and the sea, so you’ll see my work in books and sailing magazines, as well as on the walls of my studio in Suffolk. Home is an elderly tug boat up a creek and I blog occasionally about life afloat, sailing, drawing and anything else.

I illustrate regularly for yachting magazines including Classic Boat ad Marine Quarterly…

…. and if you’re a reader of Practical Boat Owner you’ll see my cartoon every month alongside Dave Selby’s column ‘Mad about the boat’. ..

My studio is a converted stable near Martlesham Creek on the lovely River Deben. Do get in touch or come and visit if you’re interested in having art lessons, shopping for unusual gifts, commissioning work or talking about art and boats.  (but phone first to make sure I’m there) 01394 549247.

OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS

Once a year I tidy the studio (yes, really!) and hold an exhibition of my own work plus guest artists. This takes place over two weekends beginning this Saturday and Sunday and carrying on next weekend. Opening times are 10-5 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday, 10th/11th and 17th/18th November. Address is Unit 7, Hall Farm, Church Lane, Martlesham, Suffolk, IP12 4PQ. There will be my full selection of art, prints, books, gifts and year planners so do call in if you’re in the area.

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Claudia's Blog

Blunt pencils and bright colours

It's been a busy month for running art courses and there are more to come. Next week I'll be leading a painting holiday in the lovely Scilly Isles organised by Art Safari - I do love islands and the S ... read more