Claude & Leighton® is the online home of beautiful fine art prints by British artist Jayne Leighton Herd. Stunning abstracts, beautiful landscapes and seascapes, and intriguing figurative art, available in either open or limited editions.
All lovingly custom-produced for you by Jayne and her husband and co-founder Laurent Stadelmann.
As with most professional artists, there is a recognisable style across Jayne's original art.
But Jayne also enjoys painting in other styles and mediums. Such as with her mixed media figurative portrait paintings.
Additionally, she loves creating digital art. Painting with a drawing tablet and stylus gives her an alternative surface and medium for her creativity.
While Jayne is the creative force in the partnership, French-born Laurent focuses on the businesses and making things happen behind the scenes. With increasing requests for reproductions of Jayne's art, Laurent also strongly felt that Jayne's paintings in other genres, and her digital originals deserved an outlet to be seen and bought.
Additionally, they were both aware that original art, including Jayne's, isn't always accessible to everyone. Yet, everyone deserves to have beautiful art on their walls. A way to express their personality. Feel an emotion. Artwork to enjoy, which enhances homes and offices.
So they decided to create Claude & Leighton and offer quality, custom-produced fine art prints.
Hmmm, let's see: style, joy, expression, a smile of delight, a burst of emotion, wow moments, personality, a perfect finishing touch to a special space...
Oh, and a proud "made in Britain" virtual stamp across all elements of our high quality fine art prints.
Artwork which is created, executed and delivered with love and care.
Printed with the highest quality pigment inks. On archival, heavyweight fine art paper. Art prints that will last a lifetime.
So, we invite you to join us on our arty journey delivering beautifully printed art, carefully packaged with love, and sent with the hope that you will be thrilled and enjoy it for many years to come.
Where does the name Claude & Leighton come from?
Growing up, Jayne and Laurent both had strong creative role models in their lives. In both cases, family members who inspired them creatively and motivated them with their entrepreneurial spirits and work ethics.
In Jayne's case, it was her beloved mum, Leigh, who encouraged her creative development at an early age, starting with the seemingly endless funding of art materials and craft kits. Hours of working together on arty projects and creations throughout Jayne's childhood. Even writing and illustrating stories together. Jayne was also fascinated by Leigh's early career in performing arts, as a professional dancer, and would spend hours poring over Leigh's career photo album. An album full of photos of her beautiful mother in stunning costumes; meeting, dining and working with well-known people of the era; programs for amazing theatre shows and films. While Jayne chose a path to visual arts, rather than performing arts, she has no doubt that her mum was a huge influence on her creative development.
For Laurent, it was his uncle, Jean-Claude. A master of confectionery creations, mouthwatering and beautiful French patisserie, Jean-Claude was driven to work with his passion. During his childhood Laurent watched his uncle work hard to follow his chosen path as a chef, with his desire to ultimately set-up his own bakery. Jean-Claude was a bon-vivant and raconteur, much loved by his family. An influence on Laurent's life and work ethic.
So the name Claude & Leighton is formed from parts of Jayne and Laurent's own names, and also honours two people who live on in their hearts.