Since Claire could first pick up a pencil, art was the only thing she was really interested in. Her journey to become a professional artist has involved living in Spain and Romania and working for a high profile architects practice, amongst other things, whilst always working away on her art.
Claire grew up in Lincolnshire and has been living and working in London for over 20 years.
Claire’s work has been exhibited work widely – from Manchester Art Gallery to Sydney, Australia.
Brewster’s work starts with the tantalisingly forbidden act of cutting up maps, books and magazines.
Claire creates her magazine paintings by cutting up magazines, destroying them to deliberately change the context of the images creating a new energy and tension. Liberating and transforming the figures beyond recognition to create ethereal yet provocative works that questions notions of identity and how women are perceived and how they perceive themselves.
Claire creates entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations, taking inspiration from nature and the environment. Her birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.
I love to work to commission on both large and small scale projects. If you’d like to discuss a custom made piece please contact me and I’ll be happy to talk about the possibilities.
My work has been featured in hotels, cruise ships, medical centres, hospitals, restaurants and financial institutions.
The Great Northern Hotel, London
The Corinthia Hotel, London
The Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh.
I have also worked with many private collectors and have work in collections all over the world.