Claudia was born in Amos, Québec.
She left for Guatemala with an NGO from Canada to work with Maya woman after studying horticulture.
With no formal training in the visual arts, she tried day after day to capture the essence of these woman.
Her paintings represent the melancholic souls and inner strength that motivates them. She also likes to explore the universal connection between mother and child.
She stayed in Guatemala for 12 years. She opened an art Gallery and established herself at the heart of regional culture. Her work was shown at countless exhibits throughout Central America. She would not have left, if it were not for the rising violence. She has now returned to Montréal with her Guatemalan born son. She still paints full time, now more dedicated to children's books, with always the same intention, love.