Biography

claire russell
Claire lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, daughter and step-son. She has an established picture framing business, specializing in frame restoration and gilding. 
 
She uses her extensive knowledge of gilding to create her Verre Églomisé pieces, combining her life-long love of drawing and qualifications, which include, a Diploma in Art and Design and a Degree in Design.
Verre Églomisé
After many years of working with the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers as webmaster and Executive Secretary, Claire was inspired to submit her Églomisé pieces and in 2015 and 2016 her work was awarded with the ‘Gold Bowl Honourable Mention’. Also in 2016 Claire was elected as an Associate member (ARMS) and had two articles published in the summer and autumn editions of Artists & Illustrators magazine. 

In 2017, Claire exhibited and sold works at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Bristol in the Autumn exhibition and the bi annual ‘Drawn’ exhibition and the annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London with the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, also exhibiting for the first time with the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC (MPSGS). 

In 2018 Claire became a member of the Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) receiving an award for her Botanical work ‘Autumn’s Bounty’. She also exhibited and sold work at the Hilliard Society in Somerset and The Snow Goose Gallery in Pennsylvania, USA.
Buckingham palace
In May 2018 Claire and four others had the honour of attending the 70th Birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales in the beautiful grounds of Buckingham palace. 
Representatives of all His Royal Highnesses Patronages received invitations to this special event. 

Based on thier continuing contribution and commitment to the Royal Miniature Society, Mrs Claire Hucker (Russell), Miss Rosalind Pierson, Mrs Marian Tumelty, Miss Helen White and Mrs Jenny Walbank (Musker) attended.

Exhibitions

2018
November 19th 2017 - January 6th 2018
Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) Annual exhibition January 14th - February 4th
The Snow Goose Gallery - Miniatures from Around the World - May 6th - June 10th (Pennsylvania U.S.A.)
Hilliard Society annual exhibition - June 1st - June 9th
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers (RMS) November 28th - Sunday 9th December

2017
Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) Annual exhibition 

  • Claire Russell with Lennox Cato
  • Common lizard
Royal Miniature Society
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2016

awards

  • Autumns bounty Verre Églomisé
  • certificate
Miniature Society of Florida
SECOND PLACE FLORAL & BOTANICAL 2018
  • Claire Russell with Gervase Phinn
  • I'm watching you!
Royal Miniature Society 
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2015

articles

  • artists and illustrators magazine
  • frizz the bantam
2016 Summer edition of Artists and Illustrators magazine
  • artists and illustrators autumn edition
  • Autumns Bounty
2016 autumn edition of Artists and Illustrators magazine