I graduated from Bradford School of Art & Design in 1997 and have spent many years working as a children’s book illustrator. My work has been used in numerous publications and broadcast nationally on the BBC after I was commissioned to write and illustrate stories for their Cbeebies channel.
I am currently (2021) completing an MA, Illustration at the University of Gloucester. The course is giving me the space to refocus and reinvigorate my work and, I hope, to relaunch my illustration career with a more personal style of work that is much more recognisably "Claire Tindall" - watch this space!
Much of the illustration I do is humorous as I believe we really shouldn’t take life too seriously. Inspiration comes from observing the unexpected and everyday moments that make me smile.
My other love is music - especially the classical guitar - so I am thrilled that my work has been used on album covers for many musicians. I was also very excited to have recently been commissioned to create paintings for the internationally acclaimed West Dean Classical Guitar Festival.
In December 2020 I began a project collaborating with the Canadian based composer David Carroll on a series of images to accompany his new alternative folk composition The Daghda's Harp based on a tale from Irish mythology. The project is ongoing and is part of my work for my Illustration MA.
In 2015 I had a solo exhibition at Worcester Arts Workshop of paintings made with acrylic on board and canvas. I have also created paintings for personal commissions and art shops. When I have the time, I also paint, draw and illustrate simply for my own enjoyment!