An emerging authority in Australian art, Claire is also the chief doer at The New Devine. She’s the writer of thank you cards, packer of artworks, proofer of prints, editor of website pages and replier-to-every-single-message-on-Instagram.
The grand-daughter of celebrated French artists and potters, Claire was born in Toulouse, France and grew up in an art gallery space in Brisbane, Australia. A classical musician and high school teacher, she started painting as a way to pass the evening hours while her handsome Irish husband, Seamus, was away for work.
Claire took a break from her regular work when Seamus became ill and their infant son was diagnosed with partial blindness. This break allowed the family to reprioritise, focus on each other and give energy to Claire’s painting. As popularity for Claire’s work grew, The New Devine quickly evolved from a painting pass time into a serious, full-time business.
Imbued with vibrancy, colour and joy, The New Devine collection of works is an unbridled celebration of Claire’s Australian roots, French heritage and Irish connections.
The New Devine family live between their home in Brisbane, Australia and their little farmhouse in Cold Country, Ireland. Claire loves coffee, vintage champagne, Dad jokes, yoga and long walks with her 'tame wolf' Nanette.
Nothing makes her happier than helping to bring beauty and joy to families and homes everywhere.