Fine Art Claire Harrison British Artist Oil painting



Artwork Testimonials

“Art of rare beauty and exquisite detail inspired by Claire's passion for the secrets of nature.”
Adrian, Dorset

"I commissioned Claire to illustrate one of my poems for a Hungarian children's book. Claire created a spectacular image of a barn owl in flight, under the cloak of night. The open wings are stretching to infinity, covered with playful black and white spots. The soft looking feathers give the impression that this beauty is capable of quiet flight, ready to strike, a born predator. Piercing black eyes on white , stunning heart-shaped face. The picture reflects a deep purple night sky where we cannot see the moon just feeling it's presence warming the forest. It is an extremely engaging artwork which will impress my young readers without any doubt. Thank you Claire."
Erika, Guildford

"I have known Claire for 3-4yrs approx. First saw her work on Facebook. I was amazed with the painting's, the beautiful colours and how it draws you in. I love nature and can see that Claire does too. Puts her Heart and Soul into each Painting!! I have bought one of her paintings and have the pleasure of looking at it every day in my home. Find it Calming!! Also such a bubbly person and lovely to talk too."
Keith, Sussex

"Claire's work shows her deep love of nature in both her paintings and her photographs. Her beautiful flowers are painted in such deep glowing colours that they fairly leap off the canvas at you, very often with a tiny insect or bird that sometimes one can only just see. There is a magical, slightly unreal, quality to her work that is very appealing."
Pepi, Guildford

“Claire’s paintings are always beautiful, bright and have a wonderful texture to them. In her drawings, Claire seems to effortlessly capture nature’s beauty.”
Amy, Farnborough

“There’s not a painting of Claire’s that I don’t like, in every piece she uses beautiful colours and intricate detail to capture nature, flowers and all sorts of creatures. I continually look forward to seeing and look out for Claire’s new creations.”
Vicky, Guildford

"Claire has amazing talent.  She seems at one and the same time to be both outside and inside my head my head and has drawn on her talent to give me illustrations for my book. 

The characters are delightful.  I couldn’t pick any one in particular out as my favourite, but I suppose that Chipper and Lupus are drawings that I regard as very special.  They have such life!  I can almost imagine meeting them in the forest of Camelot.

Claire has told me that she doesn’t consider herself an illustrator, and I agree that the drawings are very different from her usual artwork.  However, I think that we wouldn’t necessarily agree that she has no gift in what she has done for my book.  And working with her has been wonderful.  No one could have done more to help me through the all- consuming writing.

Thank you Claire for all your help and your lovely drawings."
Annabel, Leeds

“Nature at its best – quite inspirational! Vibrant colour palette.”
Anon, West Hoathly

“The Claire Harrison Exhibition is outstanding and inspirational. As a flower photographer, I was captivated by her work.”
Anon, Horsham

"Very talented and colourful."
Day, Guildford

"Fantastic colours and feelings of nature!"
Hugh, Surrey

"Stunning work, beautiful colours and skill."
Jenny, Sussex

"Nature at its best - quite inspirational."
Lyn, West Sussex

"Incredible artwork, wish I could see her work more! Can't wait to hear of more exhibitions by her." Josie, Surrey

"Wonderful, so amazing, intricate, colourful!"
Anna, Middlesex

"An inspiration, amazing!"
Louise, Farnham

"Intriguing and very beautiful."
Victoria, Farnham

"Stunning! Images to live with!"
Holly, Surrey

"Impressive display, fine skillful work work which achieves it's aim - beauty!"
Colin, Surrey

Tuition Testimonials

"Claire Harrison has given online lessons to my daughter and it has worked brilliantly! Claire has a natural ability to build a strong relationship with her student that makes them comfortable, gives them confidence to aim high and provides them with the understanding of how to achieve outstanding results.  

Claire’s teaching methods are simple to understand and she participates to give interesting and effective demonstrations.  

Claire’s enthusiasm and appreciation of the many different styles of art and artistic processes helps her students discover their unique style and where they will excel. Whilst the online arrangement was for lockdown purposes I would choose this method regardless as there is also the benefit of children being in their own home environment and time saved by no one having to travel." 
Carol, Hope Valley

"Would definitely recommend Claire's classes. I am an absolute novice, very relaxed and enjoyable, learnt lots."
Jackie, Loxwood, Drawing

"This tutor uses a very innovative approach, and encourages each student's individual style."
Anonymous

"Claire is a very understanding art teacher. She lets you use your imagination and helps you where you really need it. She helps me learn in a kind way and her lessons are very enjoyable so I always look forward to them."
Sophie, age 9, one-one tuition

"Claire has a very focused approach during her teaching of art. Our daughters’ rapid improvement was really quite remarkable, achieving quick results towards her art scholarship. We were particularly impressed with the accuracy of the written report Claire produced for the school, documenting the progress attained over the summer holidays. Our daughter immensely enjoys her creative time with Claire."
Dr. R. Biloune, One-one tuition

"An inspiring, calm and insightful course - Fantastic."
Rosie, Pen & Ink, Brighton,

"A superb tutor and teacher, with a huge range of knowledge and a great manner who makes learning fun."
Bob, Pen & Ink, Brighton

"Having now attended two of Claire's courses I can really recommend them. She creates a warm learning atmosphere and has inspired me to go back to art after a long gap."
Maria, Drawing, Loxwood

"Claire encourages my son out of his comfort zone and gets him to create work of which he's really proud."
Lucy, One-one tuition

"After many years of painting, mainly in watercolour, I wanted to develop my style.
Claire is helping me to achieve this ambition using her wide knowledge of the media with
great enthusiasm and lots of patience."
Jean, Surrey

"I thoroughly enjoyed Claire's relaxed approach to teaching and her way of making each pupil feel they'd acheived something worthwhile."
Cheryl, Guildford,

"I fully recommend the course, for beginners and improvers, time very well spent."
Recha, Painting with the Masters, Brighton,

"Issy has had one-on-one lessons with Claire for over five years. Claire’s calm, thoughtful and inspirational teaching works as well for an eight year old as it does for a now emerging teenager. Lessons are fun - Issy’s been encouraged to tryall sorts of styles and media – but purposeful. It’s been great to see Issy’s technique, confidence and artistic flair continue to develop with Claire. The art scholarship was good too!"
Jane, one-to-one

"You'll learn more than you expect."
Graham, Pen and Ink, Brighton

"Claire has a lovely gentle teaching method that allows personal development with encouragement."
Karen, Pen and Ink, Brighton

"Imaginative and stimulating course. I learnt to paint a little."
Richard, Pen and Ink, Brighton

"I have enjoyed another one of Claire's course and really feel my watercolours are improving."
Maria, Colour and Composition, Loxwood

"Claire is very helpful, approachable and encouraging."
Penni, Colour and Composition, Loxwood

"Each lesson is something fresh and inspiring - always enjoyable."
Cheryl, Pen and Ink, Guildford


"Claire has encouraged me to be more daring and free in creativity."
Judy, Pen and Ink

"We have learnt a great deal and had fun."
Carole, Drawing, Horsham

"I found Claire to be an excellent tutor, not having done any art since school over forty years ago I have learnt many things over the past four weeks."
Debbie, Drawing, Horsham

"Imaginative and Stimulating Course."
Richard, Painting with the Masters, Brighton

"I fully recommend the course for beginners and improvers, time very well spent."
Recha, Painting withthe Masters, Brighton

"Highly recommend Claire Harrison art class."
Kelly, Core Skills, Guildford

"I had great fun in this course and learnt a lot of different techniques in an encouraging and relaxed atmosphere."
Kat, Watercolour, Brighton

"I didn't think I could draw at all, now I think I can."
Graham, Drawing, Brighton

"Helpful, inspiring, attentive teacher, highly recommend."
Nina, Drawing, Brighton

"Art should be fun and inspirational. Claire nails it on every level."
Veronica, Painting and Drawing with the Masters

"Claire is a very knowledgeable and supportive teacher. It is fun to learn with her."
Nina, Painting with the Masters, Brighton

"Excellent tutor, easy to understand learn from and apply. Very useful handouts. Very helpful with advice on how to progress something."
Bob, Abstract Art, Brighton

"A wonderful relaxed and non-intimidating course. As much time as you like with Claire for guidance and class was not too big."
Kate, Watercolour, Brighton

"I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, quite apart from Claire's enthusiastic way of teaching it makes learning much easier."
Pepi, Pen and Ink, Guildford

"Claire was an excellent tutor and gave me a great insight into the essential fundamentals of watercolour."
Marcus, Watercolour

"Had a very relaxed and informative day with water and colours under Claires tuition."
Christine, Watercolour

"Lovely and open way to learn how to improve your watercolour painting - or start!"
Rosie, Watercolour

"Entertaining course, but plenty of good solid content."
Jane, Drawing, Guildford

"Claire is very knowledgeable and personable, her lessons are extremely well structured and easy to follow. Her enthusiasm is contagious."
Scarlett, Drawing, Guildford

"Relaxed, helpful, knowledgeable, expert introduction to a variety of masters and styles."
Philip, Painting with the Masters, Brighton

"I've loved Claire's courses which have all been, relaxed, small, filled with knowledge and experience and wonderfully flexible."
Kate, Pen and ink, Brighton

"I thoroughly enjoyed Claire's drawing class. The content and techniques were varied. Inspirational and fun. I had lots of fund and feel more confident with my drawings."
Clara, Exploring Drawing, Brighton

"Claire's course alllowed me to really experiment and explore what I do with the media. A lovely meditative couple of hours each week."
Jen, Pen and Ink, Brighton

"Friendly teacher, lovely relaxing environment and some interesting techniques. Chance to experiment with some guidance in supportive environment."
Sophie, Pen and Ink, Brighton

"Lino cutting was the most interesting and exciting course."
Linocut, Guildord

"Excellent, entertaining, full of new ideas and challenges."
Janet, Linocut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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