My name is Claire Menegatti, an LA artist; best known for my exceptional mastery of watercolor, inks, & oils; painting on paper, canvas, or cardboard. I use both classical & contemporary techniques. I have a BFA in Illustration from Cal State Long Beach; have been freelancing as an illustrator & graphic designer since 2012; been taking on commissions as a fine artist since 2017; & have been exhibiting in Southern California since 2005.
My work has a feminine, delicate, & organic aesthetic & leans towards the whimsical, charismatic, or melancholy moods. The figure, & the idea of Life, is exhibited in all of my work. I enjoy representing the curious, beautiful, & sometimes bizarre nature found in the anatomy & textures of wildlife. My wildlife images show my child-like exuberance for life; while my deeper emotions are most palpable in my figurative images.