Paintings by Claudia Fletcher
Professional artist and muralist Claudia Fletcher, born and raised on a cotton and alfalfa farm in Madera, California, possesses an inherent love for the San Joaquin Valley and a natural talent for capturing this essence through art. Following in the footsteps of her artist grandmother, Claudia was only eight years old when she participated in her first art show. Years later this artist has won many art competitions, produced commissions of artwork and portraits paintings and drawings for clients across the U.S., created murals for several cities, and, since 1992, has painted the official Clovis Rodeo Poster. Referring to her favorite art subject, she says, "The power and magnificence of the horse was my first channel for the expression of my talent in drawing and painting."
Best of Show, Acrylic - Veterans Fall Art Show, Clovis, 2011
1st Place, Acrylic - Old West & Rodeo Art Show, Clovis, 2010
1st Place, Acrylic - ACA Major Open Show, Fresno, 2010
1st Place, Acrylic - The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno, 2007
2nd Place, Acrylic - "Celebrate Agriculture", Madera, 2006
1st Place, Acrylic - Old West Show, Clovis, 2005
2nd Place, Acrylic - "Celebrate Agriculture", Madera, 2005
Hall of Fame Inductee/Spirit of Clovis Award- Clovis Chamber of Commerce, Clovis, 2004
"Claudia can draw any subject with style and realism, capturing the essence of the thing & imbuing a special quality all her own. Her enthusiasm & Positive interest is refreshing among the current crop of fine artists too busy with message art. I highly recommend her talent."
Tom Woolley, Art Director, Valley Decoration Company
"Claudia's work was chosen because of her realistic portrayal of animals."
Vince Genco, Former President, Clovis Rodeo Association