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 Suffolk creek and I blog occasionally about life afloat, sailing, drawing and anything else.

Waldringfield Tile
‘Waldringfield’, River Deben

If you read Practical Boat Owner magazine, you’ll find my cartoon every month illustrating the ever so slightly bonkers Mad about the Boat column (http://www.pbo.co.uk/dave-selby).

river to ourselves low res
Funny how we always have the river to ourselves this time of year…..

A selection of my cartoon are available on mugs, along with other nautical designs via www.gone-sailing.co.uk and all made  here in my Suffolk studio at Waldringfield Boatyard – call in for a visit. I’m here most days but if you’re coming especially give a ring first (01473 736260).

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Keeping a Sketchbook Diary »

Claudia's new book has just come back from the printer and is available to order online

Claudia's Blog

Drawing and the art of curiosity

The river comes alive in April and May. Boatyards fill with the smell of fresh paint, boats are launched and spread their wings, owners are heard in pubs saying things that would be unacceptable a few ... read more