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Having known that she has always had a talent to bring a smile to people’s faces, Claire Crawford achieves this by using her trusty graphite pencils to capture the animals we live amongst. Having always felt a deep connection with animals her whole life, she hopes that by showing the playful, or sensitive side to these beautiful beings, people will find that connection too. ‘If I can create a connection between the viewer and the animal within the drawing, maybe that will spark compassion and in turn a deeper understanding of the animals around us’


Her chosen media is graphite pencil, as she sees them as old friends. Together they work on capturing the tonal qualities of her subjects, as well as capturing the precise detail of skin or fur. Having been told at school that she would never find success with graphite pencil; her mission has been to show the world that pencil drawings can have their place in the art world.


​As a pet portrait artist Claire loves the opportunity to see so many beautiful pets, and hear their amazing stories. She get's to learn all about the love, and companionship between the pet and their owners and each new portrait comes with a new tail (No pun intended).

If you would like more information on commissions, or about me and my work please feel free to contact me. 

I want to show the world that graphite pencil is a beautiful medium, which can be both sensitive and powerful.  I also want to create original artwork that highlights the unique characters and personality's of the animals around us. 


Information on events, or exhibitions can be found on my events page. 


"For as long as I can remember I have always had a passion for art."

- Claire Crawford