Claire Pongonis proudly hails from the beautiful Ozark Mountains region of Arkansas, where she draws much of her inspiration. She specializes in embroidered thread paintings, utilizing a blend of traditional embroidery techniques and contemporary painting methods. With a background in Fine Art, Claire's creative practice includes oil pastel, acrylic, and gouache. Her work is characterized by vibrant colors, rich textures, and intricate details. Claire constantly explores new methods of creating and loves to push the boundaries of her creative understanding to find something unique and magical. Her curiosity leads her to travel frequently, but she calls Fayetteville, Arkansas home.