Claire Victoria DeVoe Rooney was born in Naples, Florida in 1989. She now resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of North Florida in 2013.
Claire is a Contemporary Collagist. At first glance, her work is a unique juxtaposition of colors, shapes, lines and materials. It is a funky blend of island urban cultures. As you take a closer look you start to identify certain objects as you would in an 'I Spy' book, typically finding all types of flowers and foliage, vast landscapes, fabrics, jewelry, sea creatures, hands, insects, vessels, etc.
In her painting studio, she works with multiple mediums, painting with not only acrylics but her photography from her travels around the world and more. She is obsessed with the healing and therapeutic qualities of the collage process and uses this process as a healthy way to cope with the tragedies she faces in her own life.
Her mother's Jams World clothing collection and her love for the urban brand Coogi inspired her to want to create her own Island Urban infused fabrics and clothing brand (established in 2015). Claire's fabric designs are derived from her original artwork used for her brand, DeVoe. Claire is constantly pushing herself to stay outside of her comfort zone, going back and forth from her painting studio to her sewing studio. Claire is focused on developing her character and courage by staying curious and creative as she works toward her dreams.