Claire Dorsett British, b. 1985

Claire Dorsett's work takes inspiration from notes and casual, seemingly insignificant things.

'Small things become big and big things small, both in terms of their size and feeling. I paint and draw, and I like to keep the works open, with an emphasis on drawing. Ideas come from day to day drawing, note taking, captured moments and visual journals which are revisited at a time when I can be more objective about what still feels important. The hope is that I am able to tap into something seen, thought or felt that others can bring their own narrative to, without the work being too specific to myself. An obsession with objects and sculpture and their concrete existence informs the physical presence and play of the work, as well as the imagery; and as a friend once said "You don't make pictures though do you?".'


Claire Dorsett (born 1985, UK) graduated from her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton in 2007 and from MFA Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010. Since then she has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Manchester.