Claudia started her career as an artist from a young age. Early on, she studied painting and illustration under Don Keene, Kevin Kline, and Jon Murray. Attending drawing classes on Saturday mornings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she learned to sketch in the gallery rooms.

At Hunter College and The University of Pau, she briefly majored in Art History before switching to literature, though she continued to take fine arts classes and to develop her unique style. In 2011, she spent six months studying painting in St. Julien en Genevois in the Haute-Savoie region of France.

Claudia does freelance pen and ink illustrations specializing in conceptual literary designs in collaboration with authors. See some of her work here:

Flash Frog Lit Mag: Komodo Island, Now Serving Lemon Cake by Lindy Biller 

Flash Frog Lit Mag: Kaysera Stops Pretty Places by Jamy Bond

Flash Frog Lit Mag: Playing House by Holden Wright

The Nothing That Is by Kyle Winkler (title page illustration) 

Don’t Look and Drown Out Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, Issue 20

She also paints in oil paint and acrylic.