“Embracing the unknown, I continue exploring and expressing from my place of connection as I follow the Golden Thread. Through the process, I discover my gifts, and through the work, I share them. And the journey continues."
— Claudette Dean

Claudette Dean was born in 1954 and raised on the beautiful north shore of Lake Huron in Blind River, Ontario, Canada. In 1975, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature from the University of Windsor. She spent the summer of '75 continuing her studies at The University of Nice, France, and it was while studying there, that she first sensed an intuitive pull towards the visual arts—a direction which she was not yet ready to embark upon.

Claudette Dean’s work is a part of The National Art Collection of the Bahamas.


  • Commonwealth of the Bahamas Award for outstanding achievements in the realm of Fine Arts, presented by The Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Freeport, Bahamas.
  • Miami Children’s Hospital, award for excellence in working with children’s issues through art.

Claudette Dean