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Claire Heaton

I am an artist and illustrator living in Colchester. I studied art at Southend College of Art in the 1980s.

I work in a variety of media but am currently enjoying the vibrancy of acrylics.

My influences include:

Literature: the author Charles De Lint, who has crated 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.

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