Claire Russell BA RMS MASF MPSGS

cardoon
The Cardoon Visitor (8x8cm)
gold leaf
Gold Leaf (8x8cm)
deer
The Hart and Hind (8x8cm)
lizard
Me and My Shadow (8x15cm)
phesant
Plesant Pheasant (8x8cm)

falcon
Falcon (8x12cm)
Claire Russell is an international award-winning artist and bespoke picture framer based in Gloucestershire, specialising in frame restoration and gilding. She uses her extensive knowledge of gilding to create her Verre Églomisé pieces, combining her life-long love of drawing and art education.

Pronounced Verr Egg-loam-eezay, it is a term used to describe the application of gold leaf on glass using a gelatine adhesive (gold size). Designs are drawn into the gold leaf with a fine needle creating minute detail. The drawing side is the reverse side and the final image is viewed through the glass, the opposite way around. 

Claire became a full member of the Royal Miniature Society (RMS) in 2018 and also became a member of the Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) receiving an award for her Botanical work ‘Autumn’s Bounty’. 
 
For the 2019 Miniature Art Society of Florida exhibition, Claire received an award of second place in the Bird category for her work ‘Pleasant Pheasant' and the Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention award for her piece ‘Nap Time’ at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers exhibition in London.

Claire wrote an article, ‘Gold Leaf and the Art of Verre Églomisé’ and it was published in the Artist and Illustrators magazine. This lead to her appearance on TV's Channel 4 production of ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ where she created a large Verre Églomisé piece, ‘Angel of the Stars’ in episode 11.

Awards:

2015: Gold Bowl Honourable Mention - Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS)
2016: Gold Bowl Honourable Mention - Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS)
2018: Second in the Floral and Botanical catagory - Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) 
2019: Second in the Bird catagory - Miniature Society of Florida (MASF) 
2019: Gold Bowl Honourable Mention - Royal Society of Miniaure Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS)