Mornington Peninsula based artist Claire Monique has an eye for colour and a passion for uplifting others through her art. She enjoys working with Procreate, acrylic paint, watercolour, ink and all things bright and sparkly. Her inspirations include Keith Haring, RuPaul’s Drag Race and her home by the beach. Claire studied Art in VCE with a focus on textiles and painting before commencing a BA in Contemporary Art at Deakin University. She deferred this degree to pursue other creative adventures in fashion and Music Theatre, but has come full circle and is once again developing her artistic practice after surviving major surgery for a Brain Tumour in November 2019. She started by making over 400 pom poms, then painted numerous comissions, had the most popular entry in the Mornington Peninsula “#mpbinspiration” competition and launched her debut collected “Neu”, featuring 144 artworks and raising money for St Vincent’s Hospital Neurosurgery Department. Her mission is to inspire feelings of happiness and optimism in everyone who looks at her art.