We are proud to present to you a number of beautiful items which have been made by a local artist based in Melton Mowbray. The artist in question is called Claire Powell and her work goes by the name of Squiggling Squirrels. Her artwork takes much inspiration from this picturesque area, its stunning natural landscapes, and its adorable animals. From rural village scenes to fields glowing with their spring blooms to majestic animals of the countryside, these pieces of artwork are a real treat. Claire is always a friendly face around Melton Mowbray, and many customers who frequent our shop will have likely had a chat with this very talented women, as she enjoys popping in regularly and catching up with the Foxy Lots team. It is our pleasure to show off her amazing pieces of art and her collected accessories - we are sure you will get as excited about her range of products as we are! If you are looking for a little slice of Melton Mowbray, something from Claire Powell's Squiggling Squirrels range will be just perfect.
Melton Mowbray based artist
Claire Powell was born and raised in Leicestershire and she lives nearby us in the wonderful part of the world that is Melton Mowbray. Her career as an artist can really be traced back to the 1990s, as it was at this point that a period of ill health enforced a change of job. In this difficult period, she was gifted an art set, and it really was love at first use. She then began a long creative journey, during which time both her passion and her skills deepened and extended each day. After a decade or so of personal discovery with different artistic media, Claire became a professional artist in 2008.
Squiggling Squirrels at Foxy Lots
This range of Squiggling Squirrels art does not just take influence from world of British nature and wildlife, but also from further afield. Take a look across the range and you will see Claire's love for the natural world, in all its forms, shine through. Whether she is walking through the countryside in England taking inspiration from the new blooms in the meadows, or setting her artistic sights on animals from other continents such as magisterial tigers, Claire's passion for the beauty of nature is a driving force in all that she does creatively.
Souvenirs and accessories
We have all sorts of products here which would be great souvenirs of Melton Mowbray, as they offer artistic renderings of some of the most picturesque aspects of the town and its surroundings. We also have lots of other products which take some of Claire Powell's very best pieces of original art and then translate them into wonderful items for the every day. This includes gift cards, magnets, coasters and more. If you like what you see in this collection and want to explore some of her originals in the flesh, then do pop into our store in person the next time you are in the area. We always have some of her original pieces displayed in the shop!
Claire Powell is a very talented local artist who lives in the very heart of Melton Mowbray. Many of the designs on our souvenir range of goods are from Claire Powell Originals. She is a multimedia artist constantly developing and improving her work, always to the highest possible standard . We are always excited to see what her next work will be.
As well as the Melton Mowbray memorabilia already mentioned, Foxy Lots has many different examples of Claire’s work on display. Why not come and have a look for yourself !!
Claire has played a big part in the ongoing development of Foxy Lots, always giving us her full support on both a professional and personal level. She is a familiar face in the shop to many of our customers, calling in on a regular basis for a work or social catch up.
See more of her work at Squiggling Squirrels