Artist and print designer Leanne Claxton grew up in Lancashire, moving to London in 2002 to complete a BA degree in textile design at Central Saint Martins. In 2005, she trained in Paris under Christian Lacroix where she discovered haute couture and the relationship between art and fashion. Since graduating, she has worked both in-house and as a freelance print designer for major brands in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Spain. Leanne Claxton began printing her floral oil paintings onto luxury scarves as a way of making her artwork more accessible. Uniting art and fashion as one, the artist embraces the concept of wrapping the body in vibrant, painted brush strokes. All Claxton umbrellas come with a protective case and are packaged in a beautiful hexagon gift box. This umbrella has a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) rating of 45 that provides excellent protection from UV radiation.