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Human Figure Painting Awarded 2nd Place at the STAAA

Many thanks to the St. Augustine Art Association and judge Sarah Pedigo for the award given to my painting “iPhone” oil paint with oil pastel. The St. Augustine Art Association presents Go Figure. Interpretations of the human form lend personality to this juried exhibit of gesture drawings, anatomy studies, formal portraits, statuary and figures in the landscape and interiors. The Association also host an open studio on Monday evenings, for artists who are interested in working on interpretations of the human form.

Much gratitude to all the volunteers who curated this beautiful exhibition. It was great to see such talented artists participating, the show runs through May 28th, 2017

MAY 5 -28 / 2017 GO FIGURE

Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk, May 5, 5-9pm. Awards Ceremony at 7pm. Free & open to the public.
St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine 904-824-2310

 

To view more work from my Figure Series – Purchase Figure Book by clicking the link below.

http://www.blurb.com/b/7382809-cjk-figure-series

 

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedMay 19, 20170 comments
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PLEIN AIR ARTISTS CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF ST. AUGUSTINE

St. Augustine, FL (Apr 28) – This weekend marks the home stretch of the citywide ST. AUGUSTINE PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT, hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association. For almost two weeks, more than 50 artists from the Southeast have been creating paintings that reflect the architectural beauty of St. Augustine.

From dawn to midnight, passersby have found artists on location in and around the downtown area, off the beaten path in Lincolnville, in the Flagler Model Land Co. Neighborhood, at the Castillo de San Marcos, along the bay front and in far-flung parts of the city.

Selected works produced during the Paint Out will be featured in a juried exhibition entitled, “Gilded: Impressions of the Flagler Era,” May 5 thru 28, at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine Street.  Awards amounting to $2,500, including a $1,000 Best in Show prize will be announced May 7, at a  closing concert reception “Arias & Accolades,” featuring the First Coast Opera.

“This has been an incredible experience for the artists and our city,” said Elyse Brady, STAAA Executive Director.  “These talented and tenacious artists are continuing a legacy of working on location here that dates back centuries and their beautiful paintings reflect a genuine sense of joy and pride.”

In addition to their field work, artists attended numerous activities, including a painting demonstration by PBS Painting and Travel host, Roger Bansemer,a framing talk by Dan Hubley of St. Augustine Framing, an Art & Architecture Walking Tour led by Melissa Stuart and other presentations.  The event was made possible through a JoAnn Crisp-Ellert grant from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.

To view photos of the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out, log on to the staaa.org Facebook page.  Or better yet, take a walk around town and see the artists in action at their easels.

For more information, call the St. Augustine Art Association at (904) 824-2310.

Elyse Brady

Executive Director

St. Augustine Art Association

22 Marine Street

St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 824-2310

elysebrady@staaa.org

www.staaa.org

Featured Image – “Tiffany Glass and Towers at Flagler College” 8×10 Oil on Canvas available at the St Augustine Art Association. Painting by Claire J Kendrick

Guilded Light across St Augustine Dock | 12×15 | Oil | CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, Plein AirApril 29, 20170 comments
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Rapture in Blue | 48×60 | Claire J Kendrick available through Plum Gallery, St Augustine

“It is my practice to always work with reference. I like to buy fresh flowers and set up the arrangement and start with a strong composition. This is always my foundation. As I begin painting, each brush stroke has to say something. Putting down a mark and deciding to keep or remove, I try to ask myself if this mark adds something to the painting. The results are dynamic, energetic forms–they show the energy you put into the painting. The still life floral paintings have a life and vitality.”

Pushing boundaries, Claire takes the paintings outdoors and uses a blow torch to melt wax mixed with oil paint, giving a free-flow effect which she then decides to manipulate or leave. This is a process of constant editing, painting, taking away then reapplying paint or wax, building the image slowly in layers.

“You should paint as you live life; expression should be in your work. See the things of beauty you enjoy and fill your life with that energy.”

Plum Gallery, Aviles Street, St Augustine

Phone: +1.904.825.0069

E-mail: karensheridangallery@hotmail.com

www.plumgallery.com

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedApril 23, 20170 comments
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Pathway to Calm

Pathway to Calm | 36×60 | Oil  | Available through CJK- Studio

Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The high seas and big storm fronts remind me of my native home, Ireland, the North West Outpost of Europe. Those memories combined with the ferociousness of the weather fronts brings a depth and passion to my work, yet the stillness and peace of the southern shores is a soothing calm and is both a joy and quest to capture as a plein air and studio painter.

Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness. All this –- the vigor of life is to be conveyed onto a canvas. It is a love, and a challenge.

Claire J KendrickInstallation, Oil Painting, SeascapeApril 16, 20170 comments
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Figure Paintings Available at Modern Villa Gallery, OR

Confused | Risque | Looking Up | 12×12 each Available at Modern Villa Gallery, OR

“The dialogue is something I strive for–what is spoken and what is left unspoken–it’s the tension and energy between the painting and the private dialogue–the interpretation of the viewer(s)–their need to fill in the gaps.Body language is the unspoken dialogue.”

Claire paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedApril 9, 20170 comments
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Loving You & Surrounding Me Diptych | 18×18 each | Available at HAS Art Solutions

Loving You 18×18 & Surrounding Me 18×18 | Oil and Oil Pastel | Has Art Solutions – TEL 904 503 9800

Claire J Kendrick is an artist whose paintings reflect Florida landscapes with bold, rich, beautiful colors. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. The big open vistas and the marsh views that stretch for miles are some of her favorite subjects to paint.

“This is a hot climate and colorful coast it’s a joy to live here. I love the expanse of the marshlands, the big cloudscapes, the scenery is dramatic and I try to express that in my paintings. When you’re out painting in these isolated places it feels like you have the world to yourself. The subtle shifts of light can in a moment calm or energize the environment. The paintings on exhibition are color sensations, passionate responses, and magical experiences.”

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Installation, landscape, Oil PaintingApril 9, 20172 comments
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Seeing Anew | 12×12 | Mixed Media available through CJK-Studio

Claire J Kendrick is an artist whose paintings reflect Florida landscapes with bold, rich, beautiful colors. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. The big open vistas and the marsh views that stretch for miles are favorite subjects to paint.

“This is a hot climate and colorful coast it’s a joy to live here. I love the expanse of the marshlands, the big cloudscapes, the scenery is dramatic and I try to express that in my paintings. When you’re out painting in these isolated places it feels like you have the world to yourself. The subtle shifts of light can in a moment calm or energize the environment. The paintings on exhibition are color sensations, passionate responses, and magical experiences.”

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Installation, Oil PaintingApril 8, 20170 comments
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Tell me that you love me | 60×60 | Claire J. Kendrick Available through Gardner Colby Gallery

Tell me that you love me | 60×60 | Gardner Colby Gallery –  386 and 365 Broad Avenue South, Gallery Row, Naples, FL, 34102 TEL (239) 403-7787

Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The high seas and big storm fronts remind me of my native home, Ireland, the North West Outpost of Europe. Those memories combined with the ferociousness of the weather fronts brings a depth and passion to my work, yet the stillness and peace of the southern shores is a soothing calm and is both a joy and quest to capture as a plein air and studio painter.

Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness. All this –- the vigor of life is to be conveyed onto a canvas. It is a love, and a challenge.

 

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Installation, SeascapeApril 8, 20170 comments
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Symphony Intracoastal Landscape | 52×66 | Claire J Kendrick Available through Plum Gallery, St. Augustine. FL

Symphony Intracoastal | 52″x66 | Oil Encaustic Landscape Painting | Plum Gallery, St Augustine, FL |  Phone: +1.904.825.0069

Claire J Kendrick is an artist whose paintings reflect Florida landscapes with bold, rich, beautiful colors. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. The big open vistas and the marsh views that stretch for miles are some of her favorite subject to paint.

“This is a hot climate and colorful coast it’s a joy to live here. I love the expanse of the marshlands, the big cloudscapes, the scenery is dramatic and I try to express that in my paintings. When you’re out painting in these isolated places it feels like you have the world to yourself. The subtle shifts of light can in a moment calm or energize the environment. The paintings on exhibition are color sensations, passionate responses, and magical experiences.”

Claire J KendrickInstallation, landscape, Oil PaintingApril 7, 20170 comments
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