Claire is a risk advisory consultant by day, artist by night. She grew up in Houston, TX, studied Finance at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and moved to Charlotte, NC shortly after graduation to pursue a job in the financial services industry. You might guess from her educational and work background that she possesses a very analytical, left-brained personality. And, you’re not wrong! But that’s only half of the story.
At age 7, Claire attended her first acrylic painting class, and the rest is history! Painting allows for channeling creative energy in ways that her desk job cannot, and for that she is so grateful. It gives Claire the opportunity to step away from her numbers-oriented side, to start a project with no plan, and make bold marks, strikes, and brush strokes knowing that there are no mistakes. Every piece of original art is completely unique and cannot be recreated, which is pretty remarkable.
Additionally, Claire serves on the Board of Directors of Charlotte Art League, Charlotte’s oldest nonprofit art gallery and organization.