Claire walks the tightrope of the artist, environmentalist and educator. In her artwork, she explores environments and the ecological relationships within them, through experimentation in mediums including drawing, painting, sound, book-making, collage, sculpture and photography. Claire has a BA in Art and Anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an MA in Art and Ecology from Dartington College of Art in Devon, England. During her time at Dartington she began a fruitful collaboration with English artist, Anna Keleher. This ongoing collaboration has led to several international projects and numerous exhibitions. In 2009, Claire founded LEAP (Land, Experience and Art of Place), an experimental arts initiative. Claire is also co-organizer/curator of SEED, instructor at Rivers & Birds and serves as board member of the NM Wilderness Alliance and Localogy. Born and raised near Questa, Claire is happy to call Northern NM her home, where she lives with her husband in their off-grid home.  www.clairecote.com