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Claudia Dose was born and raised in Northern Germany. Her early creative interests and talents brought her to study Art and Design at the Universities of Hamburg and Hannover where she received a BA in Design. Her fascination with texture, color and depth comes from her background in weaving.
After traveling for a year in Asia/India she returned home full of new inspirations and ideas. She came back only to find that she had won second place in the International Design Competition, of the Design Center Stuttgart. She took the prize money as a sign to keep doing what she loved, and accepted an invitation to visit Australia where she lived and worked as a mosaic artist for five years.
Her work for a non-profit organization and her interest in Philosophy led her to the United States, where she has lived since 2000. With a new focus on portraiture, she finished many private commissions, and in 2003 she won the 8th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition.
In her recent paintings she has been exploring devotion, bhakti, divine love; and how this love manifest in our lives. Obstacles, and their lessons are the key. What is Grace? What came first: our love for God or God's love for us? Paintings are her prayers and her thanks to the big creator.
Her paintings are in private collections all over the world. She has completed numerous commissions for private and commercial customers.