Claudia Ricci’s love for lettering and drawing began in 5th grade, when a Speedball set from her aunt opened up new ways of communication. Thereafter, all projects had decorated cover pages carefully done in India ink with crow quill and C-series nibs. Her propensity for illustration increased with signage and advertising jobs. A retired English teacher and Director of Communication at Rectory School, a junior boarding school in Connecticut, she now devotes her time to commissioned design work, cards, signs on mirrors, and painting. “Vanishing art,” her chalk pen illustrations on a sandwich board, has been a consistent herald for events at her church. Her purpose is to glorify God, which is done through art that encourages and brings joy to others.
Claudia and Vinny have been married 55 years and live in Florida with Miss Lily, their Golden Retriever. Their two daughters and their families live in TX, CA, and OR, and despite the distance see each other often.