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Claire Erica

Claire-Erica (1971) is a self-taught contemporary realist painter living and working in Matakana New Zealand.
Born to English parents and growing up in South Africa, she has developed a life long commitment to wild life, landscapes and native studies. The daughter of a professional British Photographer and potter, this award winning artist is easily recognised for her attention to detail and unmistaken painting style.

Her personal photographic observations of the natural environment, she draws ongoing inspiration and enthusiasm to capture the detail and essence of the wild birds of New Zealand.
Claire-Erica's diversity of mediums encompassing a wide variety ranging from Acrylic, Ink, Graphite, Cherry Pip Charcoal, Carbon and mixed media. The use of archival cotton canvas is specifically prepared for the fine detailed brush strokes. Hahnemuhle and Fabriano archival papers are selected for their smooth surface and texture for her graphite and dry medium work.


Her recognition in private collections is complimented with commercial large paintings and murals in public centres across the Auckland region establishing herself as a successful Artist in New Zealand.
Represented by a number of galleries throughout New Zealand Claire-Erica continues to push the boundaries in each collection of works; this commitment sees many clients return to her work.

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