Claire has been involved in the paint industry for 30 years, working in both the residential and corporate market on many memorable projects throughout SA and elsewhere in Africa.

She has a diploma in Colour Therapeutics from the Iris School of Colour in Devon.

As a keynote speaker, focused on paint trends, her talks emphasise Colour Therapy, which explains how to select colour for a particular beneficial effect, atmosphere or wellness. 

She worked for Plascon for 13 years.  At the Plascon “Spaces” Showroom, her knowledge of trends and decorative art, and her interior décor styling-, colour combining- and specification skills enabled her to work as Plascon’s Global Brand Ambassador.  Before the “Spaces” showroom was built, she managed Plascon’s “Living Concepts” Showroom, during which time the team won two Excellence awards from the South African Shopping Centre Association, for design and excellent customer service.

Claire is well known for her paint effects workshops and has been a regular guest on décor programs and Design Exhibitions.

In 2019, she presented “Future Colour Trends” abroad, to the Indonesian market.

In 2020 Claire joined Blackboard Jungle bespoke rugs as their South African Business Partner, where she is once again able to use her colour and design expertise to help produce highly desirable, superior quality handmade rugs, for hospitality-, corporate- and residential applications worldwide.

In 2022 Claire moved to the Knysna. Making her love for the outdoors part of her daily life. She spends her spare time walking in nature, canoeing down the Goukamma River and enjoying any new adventure that comes her way.