Claire always starts an embroidery with a detailed sketch.

Claire works with a montage of found images and adverts to create her pencil drawings. The images are transformed into archetypal creatures of myth or fairytale. 

Characters from literature also become themes within Claire's work. The embroideries are about exploring the idea of a person. Claire produces her own compositions but realizes her strength is her ability to copy photographs.

Claire is inspired by the work of The Symbolists and The Pre-Raphaelites.  She hopes to emulate the spiritual themes hidden within these historical paintings

Claire also finds the work of modern fantasy illustrators influential, their skill as artists and storytellers captures the essence of the narrative. Claire hopes to achieve this within her own work.