My name is Clare Thompson. I am an Illustrator and Visual Storyteller based in North-West England.
I create handmade artwork and publish comics and picturebooks under my independent label C.P.Thompson Press.
I like to experiment with composition and form. I often look for ways to combine different handmade techniques either to enhance a narrative message or create elements of juxtaposition.
Through my chosen media, I aim to explore what it is to be human, particularly in a digital, material age. Our inbuilt desire to be connected to nature, ideas around play and creativity, societal structures and relationship dynamics are themes that fascinate me and that I seek to examine in my work.
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Since 2016 I have been working as part of Naturally Creative Early Years Consultancy on the creation of books, resources and training publications. I also demo creative play provocations in schools during training sessions and have spoken at Derby university on the subject of creative documentation and collaborative art. You can find out about my role within Naturally Creative here: