I am Claire Eden, a visual artist, designer and art teacher.
I live in Kalamunda which is located in the beautiful Perth Hills of Western Australia.
My design style is classic with a contemporary twist. I like to call it #FancyCasual.
#FancyCasual is an essential aspect of my design style. I love beautiful gowns, high heeled shoes, complicated up-dos and massive chandelier earrings but the reality of my world is a laid back lifestyle full of family entertaining, bush walks with a slobbery dog, classroom teaching and window shopping. So essentially I live a very casual life where glamorous outfits are impractical as well as uncomfortable.
This is why I use the phrase #FancyCasual to define my style. It is simple, comfortable and welcoming while still being upmarket, elegant and sophisticated.
#FancyCasual reaches into all aspects of my life- from the way I dress myself, to the way I style my home, from the food I cook to the restaurants I frequent, from my days at home to my holidays away.
#FancyCasual is part of my everyday way of living.
I'm inspired by the natural environment especially flowers and shadows. My designs reflect my lifestyle goals... they are beautiful and elegant while also being relaxed and suitable for everyday.
I use traditional and digital media to draw and paint my designs and then scan the artwork before creating the patterns in Photoshop.
I've been a practicing artist all my adult life and have exhibited in various group shows - mostly showing oil paintings. I've always been interested in print-making and textiles and I love computer design.
I've been teaching art for 20 years - mostly in the classroom to high school students. I love teaching and get so much joy out of seeing my students progress.
A range of my fabric designs are available for on demand print through
Please contact me if there is a design that you like
that isn't currently available in the Next State library.
Or email me for further information about:
Design licensing and purchases * Commissions * Workshops * Bespoke Designs