International member Claire Yates has received some good news, and wishes to share it with BWS members.

She has recently been elected as a member of the AAA, (Association of Animal Artists)

Claire has been an animal lover from a young age, and has 3 cats at her home in Spain (all 3 adopted) and which she is constantly sketching their finer detail, such as eyes and fur.

Generally her preference for painting portraits is using soft pastel, or pastel & coloured pencils & occasionally watercolour.

She has received many commissions from clients for pet portraits.

Claire of course still wishes to continue with her BWS membership and her love of watercolours, studying subject matter in a state of decay through the constant battle with natures ever changing elements.

Here are a few portraits and sketches.