Creative Artist

The Invitation of Beauty

Entering the studio you are surrounded by bookshelves teeming with art books, painting racks from floor to ceiling and a costume rack draped in furs, silks and satin props. You notice several easels, all with works in progress, a large work table, brushes bursting from all manner of jars and the heady smells of paints and oils. In the corner by the sunlit window is an old green brass studded leather arm-chair, well-worn and torn with stuffing gaping, where the artist sits to meditate each day before she begins to paint.

At five years old, Claire Bridge declared to her parents that she was going to be an artist. As a child she was constantly drawing and painting with

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