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Artist - Illustrator - Designer - Teacher

Claire Heminsley

Claire Heminsley is Incahoots.

She is an artist, illustrator, designer and teacher with a love of drawing, observing, experimenting and organising.

Claire studied textiles at the Glasgow School of Art. She set up INCAHOOTS over 30 years ago and expanded her work to include illustration. During this time she has worked on a huge number of commissions, exhibitions and projects. Claire works with a broad range of media and consequently has a diverse output, from detailed scraperboard prints to more experimental sculptural and mixed media pieces for exhibition. Regardless of the materials used her work is a blend of line (whether cut, stitched, drawn or written) layers and gentle humour.

Drawing is at the centre of all her work; She doesn’t work with any specific technique but prefers to use a variety of media to express her ideas and concerns. Although it is not always obvious a narrative is always there, this is, as a consequence of being curious about people, their stories and the connections we all have.

Claire’s most recent project ‘Objects of Celebration’ was all about Celebratory objects, the stories behind them, then making new, beautiful and exciting Celebratory objects. This work can be seen in the Exhibitions page.


Claire has taught design, textiles and illustration for over 30 years and continues to run weekend courses and summer schools.

Current and past workshops can be seen in ‘Workshops’.


Off the Rails Arthouse is a Community Art space on Platform 2 at Ladybank Station, Fife, Claire is part of the voluntary team responsible for organising classes, workshops, masterclasses, summer schools, exhibitions and concerts.  Click here to go to Off the Rails Arthouse website.

Letham nights ‘The best small gigs in the world’. Another bit of organising. This time it is all about music, dancing, providing a top notch bar called ‘The Clap and Tipple’ and meeting brilliant, talented people from near and far. Click here to go to Letham Nights website.

Claire Heminsley Art
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