Claire Softley
Claire Softley - London

I am an illustrator, living in Essex with my partner and our one year old son. I studied Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2006. After college I continued to live and work in London for several years. I still regularly visit to shop, see friends and exhibitions. London will forever be an important part of who I am.

 

The Barbican Conservatory (Art Centre)

London by Claire Softley

I worked at the Barbican for several years and during that time became very fond of its architecture. One of my favourite spaces within the centre is the conservatory, a giant tropical garden in the middle of a concrete city.

Address
The Barbican Conservatory | Barbican Centre, Silk Street | London

Oxfam, Drury Lane (Shop)

London by Claire Softley

The best thing about any charity shop is that you never know what you are going to find. I have a well tested route around London that includes all of my favourite charity shops. This Oxfam has a great selection of books and often turns up some interesting clothes too.

Address
Oxfam | 23 Drury Lane, Covent Garden | London

L.Cornelissen & Son (Shop)

London by Claire Softley

I am definitely not precious about the materials I use to make my work, but every so often I find myself in need of something more specialised. L.Cornelissen & Son is a beautiful and well stocked art supply shop with extremely knowledgable staff.

Address
L.Cornelissen & Son | 105 Great Russell St | London

The British Museum (Museum)

London by Claire Softley

I spent a lot of time in the British Museum whilst studying for my Degree. My work has changed considerably since then but it is still a place I return to again and again. Inspiration doesn't always come from objects in the collection but also from the space and its visitors.

Address
The British Museum | Great Russell Street | London

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