claire heaton art

I am an artist and illustrator living and working in East Anglia in the U.K. I have been painting for as long as I can remember and I studied at Southend College of Art in the 1980's . I have had several successful exhibitions in the last few years and as a result, my work is in private collections in the UK and also in Europe.

 I work in a variety of media, but currently I am enjoying the vibrancy and immediacy of acrylics 

My influences include....

Literature: the author Charles De Lint, who has created inspiring characters full of music and magic. Juliet Marillier's books with their strong female characters and Celtic lore.

Music: All music can be inspirational, but especially for me, Folk. Jethro Tull , The Levellers Nancy Kerr and James Fagan and Emily Portman provide some of my favourite 'backing tracks' for painting!


Nature: The beautiful British countryside, its history and ancient places, particularly the mists and mystery of its woodland and trees. 

List of Solo Exhibitions and Publications.

2011 - 'A Minstrels Gallery', Les Livres Gallery, Colchester,Essex

2012 - 'Borderlands', Les Livres Gallery, Colchester.

2012 - Exhibition at The Octagon Gallery, Middleborough, Colchester.

2013 - 'Lyrical', Bourne Mill, Colchester.

2014 - 'Painting with Words', Les Livres Gallery, Colchester.

November 2014, 'Melancholy Moon' published.

2015 - 1st April-30th June, Exhibition at the Octagon Gallery, Middleborough, Colchester.

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