Claire HeatonI 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.