About  

Claire Abrahams, a Master of Arts graduate from Edinburgh University, is a sketch artist specialising in portraiture.  She works with a variety of mediums   

 

Claire sketches from her 'cottage' studio close to the coast in the Purbeck Valley of Dorset.  She shares her home with her 9 year old son Gilbert, a beautiful Blue-Point Burmese cat called Matilda, her Goldendoodle Nutmeg, and 3 very hardy fish  

 

Art & Creativity is in my family blood.  My grandmother was an actress and artist and my grandfather was a keen art collector, so growing up, my parents house was filled with a mix of granny's pieces & some inherited works from renowned artists.  I have lovely memories of sitting for a portrait sketch by my Uncle Hank, a sketch that I cherish even today 

My aim is to help create heirloom pieces for you that will be treasured and passed down your family for generations

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Claire's signature style is to create modern vintage pieces that will hold the test of time 

 

I've always been a big fan of 'English Cottage' Interiors.  I really want to create pieces that will look fab against the latest trends of bold painted walls or walls adorned with some of the loveliest botanical & nostalgic wallpapers

 

Framed family photographs are great and all, but if you're trying to create an eclectic 'art wall' with a mix of old and new, I find vintage prints, floral 'still-lifes' and landscapes look great; and of course, portraits. 

 

Portrait paintings are always the first to 'go' at flea markets.  Why hang a stranger on your wall when you can have a portrait of your loved one instead?   

Rattle & Tail began when Claire started to sketch portraits of children & pets as gifts for family & friends