Hello! My name is Claire Shadomy.

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A professional doodler and a totally confident skeptic. I specialize in simple illustrations that overflow with life.

Oh, and dogs too. Lots of dogs.

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I’m a 25 year old living in Asheville, NC. I am less than a year into my professional art career (ie. actually having a job that pays me to make art and not nannying crying children.) So I would say I’m at the beginning of my journey. Someone I really look up to once told me that your life doesn’t start until after you graduate college so I’m only 3 years into my "life".

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I would say as a person I am very sensitive and try to be considerate of the people around me, but I also have a nihilistic comedic side. As an artist I am passionate and always looking for new ways to express myself.

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"My current favorite album is called Clean by Soccer Mommy."

"My current favorite album is called Clean by Soccer Mommy."

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I work for a company in Asheville called Seltzer Goods. I am the illustrator there are jr. graphic designer. I spend my days drawing images for greeting cards (much cooler than hallmark), tote bags and everything in-between.

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As far as routines I try to go to barre class at least three times a week and I am a controversial vegan so that’s always exciting haha. I wish I had more of a beauty routine. I love everything from Glossier! My favorite product is their lip tint in Poppy. I also spend my free time making personal art and I participate in art markets all over Asheville.

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I received my art degree at UNC Asheville with a concentration in drawing. While I was attending school I hated it but in hindsight I appreciate everything I went through and the struggles I had. I think it has made me a more determined and driven person.

 
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It can be challenging to find a balance between work and my personal art. And keeping a steady job that pays well that allows me to be creative everyday. I have too many dreams! I want to do everything, and by everything I mean travel and make tons of art.

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I am obsessed with the Kardashians and Jenn Gotch (who isn’t). Kaye Blegvad is one of my current favorite artists. But let's be real, there are too many to name.

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Remember to make art everyday even if it’s a doodle on a napkin. Never stop being curious.