Claire R Eastgate was born in the UK in 1968. She studied at Shrewsbury College, Birmingham School of Art with further studies taken at The Slade School of Art and private tuition. Her early studies centred around the human figure - life drawing and sculpture.
Claire began specialising in portraiture in the 1990s, initially with portraits of dogs, and subsequently portraits of people too. Her reputation has grown steadily since then and she is now one of the UK’s foremost portraitists with work hanging in several national and international collections. She works from her studio in Shropshire and travels from there to meet her subjects prior to starting their portraits. Claire is available to undertake private commissions in oil, pastel or pencil.
Portraiture price guide: from £365 for small pencil sketch up to around £2,000 for a large oil painting. Please contact us for more detailed information if you are interested in commissioning Claire.