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 art education, which include an Art and Design Diploma and a Degree in Design.
Gold leaf is 8x8cm and expensive, which is why Claire choses to draw her subjects in miniature. Her insipiration predominantly comes from the natural world, as she has always had a fascination with insects, birds, reptiles, tree and plant life.
Her miniature work was awarded in 2015 and 2016 at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers exhibition in London with the 'Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention'. She was also elected as an Associate member (ARMS) in 2016 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. Also exhibiting work with the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington DC (MPSGS).
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.
Based on 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.
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
Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) Annual exhibition
Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Annual exhibition
Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers (RMS) Annual exhibition
The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS) Annual exhibition
Royal Miniature Society
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2016
Miniature Society of Florida
SECOND PLACE FLORAL & BOTANICAL 2018
Royal Miniature Society
GOLD BOWL HONORABLE MENTION 2015
2016 Summer edition of Artists and Illustrators magazine
2016 autumn edition of Artists and Illustrators magazine