About Claire Armitage

Claire's work is about capturing of a sense of place, exploring our complex interconnectivity with the natural world...

Working from her studio in West Cornwall, Claire’s surroundings inspire much of her work. There is a story behind the artwork, adorning each of Claire’s textile collections and limited-edition prints.

Artist's Statement

I create textiles and prints to capture a sense of place and invite an immersion into the wild beauty of West Cornwall’s landscape, flora and fauna; with its hidden woodlands, sweeping curves of moorland and coastlines where the Atlantic Ocean meets the skies.

Nestled inland from the coast, I work surrounded by meadows and woodlands. I gain a deep sense of place by revisiting the same locations to draw and paint from direct observation, exploring the colours and fauna as they change with the seasons and time of day. Back in my studio I create detailed botanical studies of the plants I’ve collected. Gradually I develop the compositions and colours for my prints and textiles, often layering the minutia of nature within larger landscapes. Each of my textile pieces, is carefully handmade to last.