Claudia's gallery shows the natural progression of her art from the beginning of her career through present day. Originally, she painted using traditional methods. New Media Art best describes her recent and most current work, which involves a mix of digital dynamic painting and computer generated art. 


New Media Art (2017~Present)

Claudia creates nearly all her art using advanced computer techniques called ‘dynamic digital art’, which includes computer generated painting. The technique is also called 'integrated art’, which includes ‘multimedia art’ and ‘hybrid digital painting’. She finds these methods of creating extremely exciting and challenging.

NOTE: New Media Art is a metaphor for the evolution of pure art forms made in ancient periods into brand new art forms, born of modern technology. This new type of art includes art designed and produced by people and their computers. New technology including computer programs, text and voice commands, and various other techniques are used to create brand new art forms, digitally. This rapidly evolving technology includes VR, AI, animation, 3-D modeling, and more.


Digital Art (2003~2017)

In the early 2000’s after taking several college computer science classes, Claudia began creating her art by painting digitally using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. She delighted in taking some of her older works and re-inventing them. By 2005, she was creating all her new artwork digitally. While many photographers edited their photos in photoshop, she did not know of any other artists creating their ‘fine art’ on a computer, at the time. She called her new art style Original Digital Images™, aka ODI’s.


Mixed Media Art (1996~2002)

This collection of Claudia’s paintings consisted of hand-painted artwork using water media on a variety of substrates including watercolor papers, clay-board, and even plexi-glass. Most pieces were cats, and a few were abstracts. This collection was large and diverse, and contained many of Claudia’s most popular pieces ever including Bootie, Catnip Sip, Holly Hula Cat, and Two Cats in Love.  


The Early Works (1993 - 1996)

Claudia’s earliest paintings were executed using traditional hand-painting methods including paint brushes, palette knives, palettes, and water media paint on watercolor paper. The first year, she only painted abstracts. They often had metallic ink and paint features. In 1994, she experimented with subjects. She painted room interior scenes, building exteriors, cityscapes, and landscapes. She quickly found her favorite subject matter and true calling to be painting felines. She named her painting style ‘abstract realism’ because the cats looked almost real; their markings and eye colors remained true. But the cats themselves were brightly colored and abstract in nature. When compared to the next collection, these first pieces looked primitive.