I'm an illustrator, designer, and storyteller inspired by the surreal, intricate beauty of nature. For years I worked in national parks as everything from a prep cook to park ranger. Now I strive to inspire environmental action through art. I live in Brunswick, Maine.
Between 2012 and 2018, I worked in Glacier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, and the redwoods of northern California. I worked as everything from a housekeeper to park ranger, and everywhere I went, my sketchbook came along. The biodiverse landscapes I explored, and self-discovery I experienced made me the artist I am today.
In 2018, I created Grand Canyon National Park's official centennial poster series. Since then, I've worked with clients ranging from environmental education centers to oyster farms.
My other creative endeavors include writing and illustrating a Young Adult novel and making mushroom-inspired ceramic sculptures. I'm available for client work and seeking representation.
Down East Magazine, Maine to Mountain, Tallulah Ketubahs, Maine Ocean Farms, Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, Shine Creative Industries, the Maine Audubon Society
I formerly worked under the name Claire Luce Baldwin.
I updated my 'pen name' to Claire Loon Baldwin in 2023. As my creative practice grows, I want to have a name that distinguishes my business self from my personal self, and reflects my love for nature.
Anyone who's heard loons calling across a starlit Maine lake knows that these birds are a go-between for our world and the next. And that's what inspires my work: the surreal, fantastical, and sometimes otherworldly beauty of nature.
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