Lori McNee


Claudia is a published freelance illustrator and wildlife artist based in Cranleigh, UK. She has been around the globe on assignments, commissions, missions, exhibitions and sometimes just plain stalking for new inspiration. Her love for details and vibrant choice of colour combinations are trademarks of my pictures. Claudia doesn't seem to be able to leave paintings alone until they look perfect, and will always find something on them she can improve.

Claudia grew up in the Black Forest and studied graphic design & illustration in Freiburg, Germany. A few years ago she met the love of her life and followed him back to England. Claudia still can’t tell the difference between Earl Grey and English Breakfast tea, but is working on it. She is an enthusiastic fossil hunter and birdwatcher, a lover of owls and was the brief owner of a pet magpie. Claudia has an interest in everything natural history and science has to offer and is active in conservation projects.

Claudias work has been internationally published by diverse companies including British cosmetic company LUSH, Oxford University Press New York, Herrman Schmidt Verlag, Germany, Fieldcandy, SONOR, Turnstone Publishing, CEWE print, to name just a few. Numerous works have been published in magazines and books, including science books for children, and she has also done artwork for Internet companies and the music industry. As an exhibiting artist, Claudia has shown work in galleries and amazing places like a NATO air base in France, where she presented her large canvases of tigers during the 50th celebrations of the annual ‘NATO Tiger Association Meet’, an event where all NATO tiger jet pilots assemble to participate in flight competitions. (This was probably the most astonishing and unusual event Claudia ever took part in as an exhibiting artist). She has sold original art to private individuals and art collectors in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, Canada and the USA.

Claudia has won competitions and was runner-up in the ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year’ in 2012. She also received an honourable mention at the 2006 ‘Adobe® Design Achievement Awards’ in Toronto with her illustrations of Andersen’s fairy tale of ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’, as well as two MIWAS International awards for ‘Best Bird Pictures’ and 'Overall Best in Show’.