The Impossibility of Knowing | Acid Etched Brass, Spanish Lace Pins | 11.8" x 15.7" | 2014


Claire Brewster lives and works in London, but started life in the semi-rural county of Lincolnshire. Using old maps, atlases, Brewster creates beautiful, delicate, and intricate paper cuts of flowers, birds, and insects. Her inspiration comes from nature and the urban environment in which she lives and a desire to reuse the discarded, unwanted, and obsolete. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, showing regularly in London, other parts of the UK, USA, and Europe. Her work has been published in many magazines including: The Audubon SocietyFresh Paint MagazineElle DecorationElle DecoVogue (UK and Greece), World of InteriorsInside Out, and was featured in the book “Paper: Tear, Fold, Rip, Crease, Cut” (Blackdog Publishing 2009). Brewster’s work is included in many private and public collections including: The National Wildlife Museum for the USA; The Emirati Royal Family; The Twitter Art Collection; The London Transport Museum; The Corinthia Hotel, London; and The Hayatt Hotel, New Orleans. Claire Brewster is an inaugural member of the Perrier Jouet Art Salon and Prize, and a workshop leader at The Victoria and Albert Museum London.