Born and raised in Versailles, France, Claire was schooled in Paris and obtained a Baccalaureate with distinction.
She moved to South Africa in 1981 and read Law at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Claire met her husband Giuseppe Soffietti (an Italian architect) and moved to Turin, Italy, where they married in 1984.
They moved back to South Africa in 1988 and then on to Barbados in 1994 where the last of their four children was born.
Claire's career flourished in the Caribbean. Here she exhibited very successfully with celebrity clients such as Luciano Pavarotti and Cliff Richards collecting many of her works.
Today Claire resides in the "Mother City"- Cape Town, South Africa, with her family; she exhibits throughout South Africa and the Western Cape. Claire has exhibited on a very international platform.
From the notorious "Sandy Lane" in Barbados to the creative streets of Chelsea New York City. Cape Town and Johannesburg have also been the home to many of her works. At the present day, Claire’s works are exhibited from Cape Town and across the Western Cape, to Franschhoek, Hermanus and Stellenbosch. She has been featured in articles in publications such as Habitat, 'The Collector's Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa'. Offshore, Claire has also exhibited at Agora Art Gallery in New York City, United States and in Montreal, Canada where she was awarded the title of 'Best international emerging artist of 2013'.