About Me


Claire is an internationally published artist and writer whose work connects people, place, and science. Grounded in extensive wilderness experience and years working in the outdoor industry as an environmental educator and in social media marketing she crafts creative written and visual stories to communicate data, climate change, brand identity, and marketing campaigns. Through creative use of light, shadow, and pattern her paintings emphasize the broader values of outdoor recreation and our responsibilities as stewards of the environment.

Her work was featured in multiple issues of Alpinist magazine, the REI Journal and Force of Nature publication, Stay Wild magazine, She Explores, and the Waymaking anthology of women’s stories. She also designed a best-selling t-shirt design for REI and creates custom graphics for skis and maps.

In the last year she was an artist in residence at the Andrews Experimental Forest, on a Seabourn voyage to Greenland, and will be in Chamonix for four weeks in July 2019 to collaborate with CREA Mont Blanc to communicate climate change research through art.

With inquiries or any questions please contact me via email: claireswanderings@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


Homepage Photographs: Three Sisters watercolor sketch completed on Mount Baker. Photo of me sketching in the Teanaway mountains by Adam Watts.