My name is Claire Heapy and I am a portrait artist based in Surrey, UK.
My family surname derives from the word 'Peahen', so I couldn't resist naming my studio 'The Peahen's Nest'.
I studied at Falmouth University and am a graduate of The Princes Trust Enterprise Program.
Oils are my medium of choice, as they are vivid, allow me to work quickly and expressively, but forgive me when I change my mind.
I love getting to know people (and their pets), learning their quirks and what make them tick. I believe a good portrait must not just be an acurate visual snapshot, but also full of clues and leave you wondering.