Hello there! Claire here (Sahara is my middle name). I am an illustrator living with my little family in Duluth, Minnesota—a place filled with trails, winter, good people, and the ever-astounding Lady Superior.

As an artist, I’ve come to find that I feel most myself in the whimsical world of illustration–where picture-making becomes a visual language that is used to express the stuff of life. My work comes out of the sensing/observing/nostalgic person that I am. It celebrates the simple, the meaningful, the familiar. 

I create because I believe every person’s life holds beauty and meaning, memory and nostalgia. 

If I could have any superpower, it would be to become invisible so I could go into people’s homes and watch them eat breakfast. My favorite indoor place in the world is the local CoOp grocery—on sad days I go in there and hang out with the vegetables. My favorite outdoor place in the world is the BWCA—I go there to be the most human I know how to feel.

Welcome, hello, cheers, and I hope you find something that reminds you of life and beauty here!

Find my art at:  Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace

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Upcoming Events: 

Grand Marais Arts Festival (July 10-11, 2021)

Art in Bayfront Park (August 21-22, 2021)