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About the Artist
Photo Courtesy of Andy Abeyta, 2014
Claire Flint began painting at age seven, when her grandmother introduced her to watercolors. Primarily self taught since then, she has explored everything from realism to impressionism using many different media (charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil painting, multi-media encaustic, fabric arts, and photography). She has also been an accomplished graphic designer and illustrator for the last eighteen years, ran a photography studio for 5 years, had over forty art shows across five U.S. states and has over 500 original greeting card illustrations in wide circulation today.
“My art is my therapy, my church, my friend, and sometimes my demon. The creative process helps me to integrate things about my life and the world around me in a way that makes it stick. I enjoy following my intuition, exploring unfamiliar territory, and that moment just after experiencing the terror and resistance of something new, when I can fall into a state of complete trust.”
In 2010 she was voted “Best Visual Artist” in the Eugene Weekly’s reader polls and was accepted into the Mayor’s Art Show for the first time.
Claire lives in Eugene, Oregon with her 8 year-old daughter Penelope “Penny” Lane and musically gifted husband Mike Last of the Stagger & Sway. She currently divides her time between mothering, painting in her home studio, illustrating children's books and working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for local publishing company Luminare Press designing book covers.

Work History
  • 2011–present: Luminare Press, Eugene, OR
    Book cover design and illustration, Interior Layout, Marketing.
  • 2011–2014: Paper Moon Photo Studio & Gallery, Eugene, OR
    Co-owner, photographer, graphic design
  • 2004–2006, 2009–2012: Presentation Design Group, Eugene, OR
    Graphic design, production design, illustration, photography
  • 2003–04: PhotoTidings, Eugene, OR
    Graphic design, production design, illustration
  • 2002: Vrijmoet Design, Eugene, OR
    Graphic design, production design, illustration
  • 2002–present: International Portraits, Kirkland, WA
    Art director, graphic/web design, head portrait painter
  • 2001–02: Coldwater Creek Corp. Advertising Dept., Sandpoint, ID
    Corporate identity illustration, graphic/production design
  • 2001: Multilingual Computing, Inc., Sandpoint, ID
    Graphic design, product/packaging design, magazine production design/illustrator
  • 1999–2000: 4YourSoul.com, Santa Barbara, CA
    Art Director and Illustrator
  • 1999: Jade Mountain, Boulder, CO
    Catalog graphic/production design

Education & Training
  • Spring 03: Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
    Oil painting class instructed by Victor Sandbloom
  • Spring 99: Naropa School of Continuing Education, Boulder, CO
    Acrylic painting workshop instructed by Robert Spellman and Joan Anderson
  • Fall 98–Spring 99: L.J. Moore & Associates, Boulder,CO
    Graphic design training under Linda Moore
  • Fall 97–Fall 98: University of Colorado, Boulder
    Pursuing BFA, Emphasis in Studio Arts (Painting) and English (Creative Writing)
  • June 97: Training under Ketut Karta, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    Private instruction in traditional Balinese painting methods
  • 1989: Training under Meganne Forbes, Santa Barbara, CA
    Private instruction in watercolor painting techniques

Skills & Qualities
• Seasoned fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer—professional photographer.
• Careful eye for detail, effective composition, color, line, and other essential design concepts.
• Thrives in both independent and team working environments.
• Capacity to incorporate, initiate, and execute new design concepts and methods.
• Ability to work quickly, multitask and meet deadlines.
• Proficient in the following applications (On both Mac and PC platforms)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe InDesign CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe Lightroom CS3
Adobe Premiere CS5
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel


Honors & Awards
  • 2013: Eugene Weekly “Best of Awards”, Eugene, OR
    Voted 3nd runner up in the Best of Eugene Visual Artist category
  • 2012: Eugene Weekly “Best of Awards”, Eugene, OR
    Voted 2nd runner up in the Best of Eugene Visual Artist category
  • 2011: Eugene Weekly “Best of Awards”, Eugene, OR
    Voted 2nd runner up in the Best of Eugene Visual Artist category
  • Aug-Sept 2011: Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
    2011 Mayor’s Art Show
    Board Member Award
  • 2010: Eugene Weekly “Best of Awards”, Eugene, OR
    Voted Best Visual Artist
  • Aug-Oct 2010: Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
    2010 Mayor’s Art Show
  • 2009: Eugene Weekly “Best of Awards”, Eugene, OR
    Voted 2nd runner up in the Best of Eugene Visual Artist category
  • April 00: Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA
    Finalist in Into the Next Millenium group show juried by the Santa Barbara Art Association
  • 1999: Goleta Valley Art Association
    Member and 2-time recipient of the Juror’s Award
  • 1998: University of Colorado Ralph E. Dakin Award for
    Outstanding Achievement in Watercolor for piece entitled
    Lavender Fields of Provence
    (currently housed in CU Art Dept permanent collection)
  • 1997: VFW Ladies Auxiliary Young American Patriotic Art Contest:
    2nd place (state level)
  • 1997: Sandpoint Mural Society “Brush With Spring”
    Window Painting Contest: 1st place

Volunteer Work
  • 2009-present: Last Friday ArtWalk, Eugene, OR—Web/promo design, administrative tasks
  • 2013 Mural Bike Tour, Eugene, OR—Event Planning and tour guide/promotion designer
  • 2004-05: DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR—Planning and events committee member
  • 2004-05: DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR—Host/model for drop-in figure drawing sessions
  • 2004: DIVA Gallery website look/feel/function concept design
  • 2004: Lane Arts Council, Artfest poster design/illustration
  • 2004: DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR
    Labyrinth Project: 11: Emerging Artists, One Common Passion exhibit Solitudes series
  • 2004–05: Food for Lane County Cans for Carriers Who Care —US Post Office posters and postcard mailer illustration
  • 2004–05: Food for Lane County—Holiday card illustration
  • 2001: Pend O’rielle Arts Council Gallery Sandpoint, ID—Design and Illustration for art walk and studio tour brochures

Exhibitions & Events
  • March-April 2011: Nib, Eugene, OR—“Waxworks” and ATC Series
  • Aug-Oct 2010: Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
  • 2011 Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR—Mayor’s Art Show
  • 2010 Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR—Mayor’s Art Show
  • Feb–March 2010: Bohemia Gallery, Ashland, OR—Waxworks, the Art of Encaustic
  • August 2009: Raven FrameWorks, Eugene, OR—Terpsichore’s Daughter’s Artist Trading Cards
  • May – June 2009: The Redoux Parlour, Eugene, OR—Terpsichore’s Daughter’s Artist Trading Cards
  • April 2009: CaroleZoom Studio, Portland, OR—Terpsichore’s Daughter’s Artist Trading Cards
  • Jan 09-Feb 09: Olive Juice, Eugene, OR—Femme Fertile
  • Dec 08-Jan 09: Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR
    Tiny Treasures – the Miniature Beauty of Art Card, Terpsichore’s Daughters series
  • Nov–Dec 2008: Sam Bond’s Garage, Eugene, OR—Femme Fertile series
  • Oct–Nov 2008: Nib, Eugene, OR—Misc. works
  • July-Aug 08: The Wandering Goat, Eugene, OR—ICONS
  • July 08: Feinstein’s Museum of Unfine Art, Eugene, OR—Femme Fertile: Pregnancy and Other Curiosities
  • Jan–Feb 08: Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR—Reliquary: The Everyday Sacred
  • Nov 07: Hillbillyhip, Eugene, OR—Frida Friday Last Friday Artwalk opening
  • Nov 07: Bel Ami Restaurant, Eugene, OR—Carol Westlake Art Auction and Benefit
  • Feb 07: Sam Bond’s Garage, Eugene, OR—Solitudes series
  • 2007: Salon de Refuse, Eugene, OR
  • Dec 06: 2nd and Blair, Eugene, OR—Holiday Art Sale event
  • 2006: Salon de Refuse at the DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR
  • 2006–07: 2nd and Blair, Studio C, Eugene OR—Participating venue in multiple Last Friday Artwalk events
  • 2005: Salon de Refuse at the DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR