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Claire Rollet

Claire Rollet

Claire Rollet - International architectural & lifestyle. illustrator.

Expressive, original hand-drawn illustration of wonderful architecture and urban scenery is the forte of Brighton-based artist Claire Rollet, whose output also includes maps, portraits, instructional drawings and more. Although her creations are detailed and intricate, they’re loose and individual enough to create their own vibe and that’s what excites her clients.
Born in France, Claire spent a few years in Algeria as a child but lived in the UK most of her life. She worked in London for many years and was selling images of the city’s great buildings at Greenwich Market when she was discovered by our agency, which soon led to a burgeoning client list. Claire’s city sketches and architectural illustrations have been published in book form by Pictura, and she has a BA in Fine Art from Kingston University.

Approach

First of all, Claire works out a composition and some ideas for the image using quick sketches to show to her client, perhaps including drawings and images from her database. She then creates the line drawing and works afterwards on the colours.

Style

Traditional hand line drawing is the cornerstone of Claire’s style, but with a fresh, modern touch to it thanks to her pops of fresh colour.

Languages

Fluent in English and French

Client list

Claire’s clients include Afar Magazine, Thunder Bay Press, ViasatWorld TV, 5280 Magazine US, Socratesint, Callisto Media, Pavilion Books and more.
A map showing the 5K running route on Jersey Island
Claire Rollet
Architectural drawing of No.10 Downing Street
Claire Rollet
Building architecture of Cafe Marmalade, Brighton
Claire Rollet
Botanical study of a pomegranate fruit
Claire Rollet
A collection of Claire Rollet's bird drawings
Claire Rollet
Portrait of the prestigious Barnard College alumna Karla Jay
Claire Rollet
Line and color illustration Texas Bluebonnet flower
Claire Rollet
Portrait of Barack Obama in 2009 illustrated by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Architecture's art-deco clear lines of the Odeon Cinema
Claire Rollet
Detailed island map of Tuscany for vacation planning
Claire Rollet
Illustrated anatomy of orange fruit
Claire Rollet
Places & Locations of Utah's national parks
Claire Rollet
London Bridge–Tooley Street Rebranding Promotional Map
Claire Rollet
Pictured above is Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
Claire Rollet
Map illustration of Taronga Zoo for Viasat TV
Claire Rollet
Fashion illustration of sewing equipment
Claire Rollet
The beautiful wildness of California's national parks is shown on this map
Claire Rollet
Map of Balham's Past for Historians
Claire Rollet
Illustration for Geoff Norcott's biography's end papers
Claire Rollet
Monochromatic views of Tokyo, Moscow, and Sydney
Claire Rollet
Illustration in line and color of the California Poppy bloom
Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet mapped a 5K Battersea running path for Puma
Claire Rollet
Graphic tin cans label design
Claire Rollet
Warm-climate animal species are shown in this drawing
Claire Rollet
Advertisement for a Rhine Valley cruise by Avalon
Claire Rollet
The main places and locations on France's South Coast
Claire Rollet
Architecture illustration Heaver Estate by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
illustrated of food vegetable leek by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
illustration of vegetable food sweetcorn by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
illustration of sewing tools by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
illustration of Campbell soup packaging by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Manhattan map illustration with architecture and people by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Florist shop Greenwhich street - Illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
drawing art of St Paul Cathedral illustrated by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Borough market shard illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Manhattan cityscape art by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Menai bridge architecture illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Royal albert hall concert illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Portobello road illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Collection of packaged food illustration
Claire Rollet
Air balloons in desert drawing by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Vegetables illustrated by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
'Fix your bike' book illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
classic bicycles illustrated by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
christmas, vintage, car, sport, city, house, traditional
Claire Rollet
New York City architecture water tank illustrated by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Junk shop in Greenwich illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Book cover black and white buildings urban design by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
London covent garden underground illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Tower bridge architectural line drawing
Claire Rollet
Battersea power station illustration by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
The Barbican classic architecture illustrated by Claire Rollet
Claire Rollet
Taronga Zoo
Claire Rollet
I love what Claire did with the architectural illustration. I am really pleased with how it turned out and working with her has been an absolute pleasure. Our client is overjoyed with the finished product.
Coni Kennedy, L.A. Inc
Claire embraced the brief with enthusiasm and commitment. Great communication and ideas all round. A joy to work with & I’ve had so many wonderful comments on it already….!
Caroline Costello, Evening Standard
It was a pleasure working with Claire! Her drawings really brought this book to life. I will definitely keep my eyes open for another project for her.
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