Claudette has been trained as an RN, professional artist, expressive/art therapist,and teacher. She has learned the value of the arts both in the journey to the painting and the effects on body, mind and soul. She was able to see first hand the effect of the arts as an adjunct to medicine in her later career as a psychiatric nurse, ten years as a hospice nurse and stress management classes for nurses.
Claudette has been painting for over 40 years, she is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and Master Circle with the International Association of Pastel Societies. She paints both plein air and in her studio.