Claudia studied art at The New York Phoenix School of Design in NYC and The Art Center College of Art in Los Angeles, CA, as well as in an atelier environment with Daniel Greene. Additionally, she studied with Albert Handell, Herman Marguiles, Frank Covino, and Richard Clive and has been an invited juror for numerous local, regional, national, and international competitions.

Oil painting of a cottonwood treeLee Helvey’s Enormous Cottonwood Tree

This is down the street from the farmhouse where we stayed. I fell in love with the size and beauty of this tree and painted it in the morning light. What a charming and welcoming woman Lee is. I was in another world while painting this.


Oil painting of an older couple in front of a restaraunt windowThe Silver Spur Cafe in Sheridan

This is an oil portrait in Genre style of Bill and Kathy Harris from Sheridan the couple that introduced me to Sheridan/Big Horn a few years ago, after I completed a Portrait of Bill while in Connecticut. They invited me to come to Wyoming to varnish his painting and I fell in love with Sheridan, Big Horn, and all the people I had met. I vowed to return with a group of artists from the Northeast that I knew would also love the area to paint and visit. I have met so many wonderful people since that trip that made such an impression on me. People who were kind, thoughtful, generous, and opened their hearts to us. Our one month stay at the old farmhouse owned by Pete and Charlotte Boyle in Big Horn filled us with inspiration, energy for painting, and taught us all so much. I really felt like home.

Mountain landscape oil paintingView of the Bighorn Mountains

This painting is a pastel and was inspired by the colors of the sunset and in the mountains. So warm and wonderful to watch a moving painting each night.