Based in the beautiful region of Surrey in the United Kingdom, Claire Benn has been a professional tutor and artist for over 20 years. Having travelled globally, teaching and working with fibre-reactive dyes and complex cloth for many years, it wasn’t till Claire discovered the work and writings of artist Agnes Martin that she began to truly make the work that she wanted to make.
The work that made her heart sing, and she’s never looked back.
Taking inspiration from the wild and remote landscape she visits, Claire’s work is quiet, distilled and potent. Claire is one of the few artists today who have dedicated their entire creative practice to working with raw earth pigments, soya and cloth.
For Claire, working with earth pigments is a direct connection back to the land and comes with many environmentally friendly benefits.
Stitch is the slowest process she uses. The finishing touch that helps express her reverence for her adored wild landscapes through added subtle colour and texture.
She looks forward to sharing her in-depth explorations and process with you and seeing what you create with a medium that is literally, Out of This Earth!