Clairelise Folch-Fischer was born in Switzerland. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1985 and is a graduate of an arts therapy program at Lesley College Graduate School in Massachusetts. She uses hand crafted paper and mixed media for her collage work. Clairelise uses collage intuitively as her paint brush and as a means to explore the relationship between parts and the whole, chaos and order. Her work expresses symbolic communication through metaphor and at time translates travel experiences into images. Her work is represented in public and private collections.