Making art is a way of interpreting and forming a greater understanding of my environment and experiences. My work is concerned with capturing and expressing the energy of the moment. I have found inspiration in busy city streets, early morning markets and listening to music. Throughout these different subjects I have been investigating and developing ways to express time, movement, rhythm and energy.
I have been involved in a number of Community Art projects and events, working as a creative workshop leader. I believe art is a powerful tool which can empower people and enable community cohesion.
As part of the 'Creative Connection' team of artists, I make Visual Minutes at conferences, meetings and debates. We work collaboratively and use art as a direct and functional form of communication. We are artists in residence at the Southbank Centre together.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2001 - BA Fine Art, Painting, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2008 - Momentum, The Unity Theatre, Liverpool
2007 - Claire Stringers Paintings, Unity Theatre, Liverpool
2006 - Exhibition, Blackburne House, Liverpool
2006 - Exhibition of new work, drawings from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
2004 - Solo exhibition, part of 'bart' programme at Liverpool biennial, Puschka Restaurant, Liverpool
2006 - red-dot exhibition, Liverpool Biennial, 52 Roscoe Street, Liverpool
2005 - Joint exhibition with another Liverpool based artist showing new work, Unity Theatre, Liverpool
2004 - The Sefton Open Exhibition, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
2008 - Carnival Costumes, Liverpool Lantern Company, Lord Mayor's Parade, Liverpool
2008 - Lantern Making, Liverpool Lantern Company, Event in Sefton Park, Liverpool
2009 - Artist on 18 day entrepreneurship train journey , Tata Jagriti Yatra, India
2008 - Visual Minutes, Southbank Centre, London
2006 - Artist Residency, Lake District Summer Music Festival, Ambleside
2000 - Artist in residence, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
2009 - Informative text , Southbank Centre, Members bar, painting on walls
2003 - Mural on wall similar to 'Energy Field' painting from my degree show, Society night club, Liverpool
2009 - 3 penguins; 'Together as One', 'Diversity Now', 'Altogether Now'., Go Penguins, Liverpool
2008 - Go Superlambanana's, Wild in Art, Liverpool (Allerton Library & Vauxhall)