AWARD WINNING 'SYMBIOSIS' AND 'OCEAN RAINFOREST'
After Claire's work was showcased by Oceanic Global in 'The Current', her painting entitled ‘Ocean Rainforest’ featuring coral reefs and sea turtles went on to win the Artivism Challenge, following which it was exhibited during Art Basel Miami. This artwork is from the ‘Anthropocene Extinction’ collection. The competition utilised the visual arts to raise awareness about six critical issues impacting our ocean. The judges included Susan Rockefeller, Dustin Yellin, Aaron Levi Garvey, Doumi Busturia, Alexandre Arrechea and Zaria Forman. The companion piece entitled 'Symbiosis' went on to be a 2018 1ST ARTSLANT Prize Showcase Winner.
MARILYN PORTRAIT IN VOGUE PARIS GUEST EDITED BY RIHANNA
A special edition of Vogue Paris guest edited by Rihanna profiled her favourite things entitled ‘Her passions, her style, her friends, her family, the magical world of Rihanna’. It included the Swarovski crystal portrait of Marilyn Monroe which Claire created for her.
'THE UNKNOWN' SOLD TO JOANNA LUMLEY
Claires allegorical painting entitled ‘The Unknown’ was auctioned at the Royal Horticultural Halls at a benefit in support of the Born Free Foundation. The painting was from the 'Holocene Twilight'collection and was inspired by an original idea from actress and animal activist Virginia McKenna and purchased by actress and activist Joanna Lumley.