MEET THE ARTIST
Claire's roots go back to a small village called Broughton in Peeblesshire, where her family still lives. Having grown up in the farming industry in Scotland, Claire built a great love for livestock and other animals, so much so that she graduated from SRUC with a Higher National Diploma in Agriculture in 2014.
For three years following her education, Claire worked as a full time wool handler in the sheep shearing industry. Following the shearing seasons, Claire was working throughout the UK, Norway and also New Zealand.
Claire now spends 5 months of the calendar year working as a Self Employed Embryologist for Animal Breeding Europe, an Artificial Livestock Breeding Company based in Edinburgh. This has only increased her passion more by not only meeting many potential clients and their animals, but also getting to work with some of the highest quality livestock all over the UK and some of Europe.
2016 was a big year for Claire as not only was this 'Claire Wilson Art's first official business year, but this was also the year where she flew the nest and moved in with her other half James, or as many of you will know him as 'Shepherd James'...
Together they live at Castle Crawford Farm, where James shepherds 1000 South Country Hill Cheviots. Oh! And not forgetting, their two gorgeous Jack Russel Terriers Alfie & Max.
Claire's artistic traits are all entirely self-taught and her enthusiasm for drawing Scottish Blackface Sheep, the breed of sheep in which she grew up with on her grandfathers farm in Peeblesshire, led her to start her very own art business. Besides being well known for drawing this popular Scottish hill breed, Claire is also known for her massive passion for drawing other farm livestock, wildlife and of course pet portraits through commission work.
Claire prides herself with her friendly attitude and approach, and would love to hear from you if you have any questions or inquiries regarding commissions.
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