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Art on Centre : Promotional Media Campaign

Art on Centre represent my work, they take a personal interest in getting to know each artist they exhibit. It was a pleasure to be asked to appear in a promotional video for the gallery.

In the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach sits Art on Centre, where fine art and collectibles come to life. In its contemporary space, Art on Centre combines a variety of mediums, from impressionistic landscapes to abstract sculptures… resulting in an experience that is nothing short of captivating.

The professional team at Art on Centre showcase my paintings and curate the gallery beautifully. I know collectors of my work, are in good hands.

Contact
Jim, Debbie, Courtney

Phone
 (904) 624-7255
Location
 : 503 Centre St. 
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Website
 : artoncentre.com

 

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Claire J KendrickInterview, landscape, Seascape, Uncategorized, VideoOctober 16, 20180 comments
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“Water Works” Art Exhibition Naples

Gardner Colby Gallery welcomed artists Doug Foltz, Claire Kendrick and Ken Otsuka last Wednesday evening for the “Water Works” opening reception. James Lewis was unable to attend, but his work was very much admired.

This show will be exhibiting at the Gardner Colby Gallery until March 18th, 2015. If you missed the opening, hurry in to take a look!

Contact Nancy Winch or Pamela Campe should you require additional information or pricing on any of the paintings featured.

Featured Artwork by Claire J Kendrick


This is just a small selection of paintings from the exhibition – visit www.gardnercolbygallery.com or call (239) 403-7787 for more details.

 American Art Collector Magazine covered the Exhibition

 

 

 

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Exhibition, Installation, Interview, Oil Painting, SeascapeMarch 9, 20150 comments
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Seascape Exhibition | Gardner Colby Gallery, FL

March 4 – March 16, 2015

“Water Works”

A group show with a coastal theme.

Featuring the work of Claire Kendrick, Doug Foltz, James Lewis and Ken Otsuka

“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 all its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater.”

Claire Kendrick has had the privilege to be mentored by American Contemporary Artist Anne Packard.

Artist Notes

“In 2012 Anne invited me to paint with her for 10 days at her home in Cape Cod. It is a huge honor for any artist when your painting speaks or evokes a reaction…. it’s a confirmation and validation that something’s there———–a spark to ignite! Painting is a lifelong quest and at over 80 years of age Anne is passionate and dedicated. I was struck and impressed that her daily quest is to improve her craft as an artist.
Painting can be one of the most heartbreaking and rewarding professions. Anne taught me that “the struggle” is a natural part of the process for a painter. She also taught me about stamina, discipline and fearlessness……the importance of bringing emotion, depth and passion into your work……….and that every brush mark helps define your creative style and helps you find you voice as an artist. There is a mood and emotion Anne Packard conveys in her painting that speaks to me and inspires me.” – CJK

A Selection of Paintings Exhibiting

A selection of new work will be available at the upcoming exhibition. Come visit me at the Gardner Colby Galleries, Naples March 4th, 2015.

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Interview, Oil Painting, SeascapeFebruary 17, 20150 comments
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Hosting an open studio event.

Opening your studio can be a fun way to share new work with collectors and friends. This is a unique opportunity for people to get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of life in the studio.

During my pregnancy its been hard to stay away from painting – but this was a great event to plan. Its worth giving yourself a few weeks to organized inventory and display. Design and print invitations and gather a collector list!

Its time consuming and for most artists its a herculean effort to tidy their studio space. I wanted to open my home studio to a few close friends and collectors so as the nesting instinct kicked in I embarked on cleaning my house from top to bottom and basically having rooms open for guest to see my paintings hanging throughout. Most artists have their open studios in the lead up to the holidays, as our baby is due early October 2014, this wasn’t going to work for me. It was a great way to get organized and work is ready to send to gallery’s for the fourth quarter sales period.

Its worth mentioning that all works are gallery ready and there is no discounting or undercutting gallery prices, I rely heavily on my gallery’s for support and sales throughout the year. For collectors this an opportunity to visit, see whats coming up and hear first hand what challenges and successes have been happening. Gallery’s are showroom ready year round….and I am always happy to meet clients should you request this. Some collectors like to meet the artist, some don’t. In the same way some artists are sociable – and some like to be reclusive. I’m a big advocate of being a recluse especially in the phase of developing a new body of work…its the only way for me to get stuff done and its important to have my own space, free of criticism, opinion or interruption.

An open studio is not a public event! Its important to keep the guest list, invitation only. My invitation gave guests a preview of Landscape, Seascape and Botanical paintings and a special preview of some works planed for my 2015 Figurative Show (March 6th, 2015 – save the date, more details to follow).

For more information on how to host an open studio?

Listen to this great interview with artist Melinda Cootsona. Melinda is author of the book “Open Your Studio: Nine Steps to A Successful Art Event”.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artistshelpingartists/2013/04/18/how-to-host-a-successful-open-studio-event

Email for price information on any of the photographed works of art.

claire@cjk-studio.com

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Exhibition, Figure, Installation, Interview, landscape, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Plein Air, Publicity, SeascapeAugust 30, 20144 comments
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Blowtorches and botanicals heat up Plum Gallery

For most artists, blowtorches and a freshly painted canvas mix as well as Superman and Lex Luthor. But to Claire Kendrick, it is the beautiful morphing of heat, wax and oils that makes her abstract encaustic botanical paintings alive. ……..(follow the link to read more) By KRISTIN CHAMBERS, Compass Correspondent.

http://staugustine.com/entertainment/arts/2013-05-07/blowtorches-and-botanicals-heat-plum-gallery#.UYl4ArWsh8F

Claire J KendrickInterview, NewsletterMay 7, 20130 comments
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The Studio Spy – Subscribe to a CJK-Studio Newsletter!

The Studio Spy…for the voyeur in all of us!

If you would like an invitation to my next exhibition and would like to follow whats on, consider signing up to my Newsletter. I wont send you loads of emails just one or two a month to let you know key dates or exhibitions. Everyone knows it’s not enough to just paint paintings. You can’t produce work in a vacuum and a newsletter gives a voice to the art work. It’s also useful for me to know who my work is speaking to. So I’d like to invite you to subscribe to my Newsletter here! !

 

Claire J KendrickInterview, NewsletterMarch 19, 20131 comment
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CJK Featured Artist on Ampersand Blog –

A very big thanks to all the folks at Ampersand, for featuring my paintings and sharing my work with their audience.

http://ampersandartsupply.blogspot.com/2013/03/featured-artist-claire-kendrick.html

Claire Kendrick uses Encausticbord™ in much of her oil and encaustic work.  She shares with us her reasons for this choice and how she can push the boundaries of her paints because of Encausticbord.

“Using high grade materials is important when selling my fine art paintings. It is archival and that’s important to the artist, dealer and collector! The fact that these panels are made in the USA from sustainable forests make them my preferred choice. It’s also important that the panel is heat resistant as I like to use a blow torch to melt the wax and oil paint, I know that the ground is not only heat resistant it will hold the layers of wax without fear of cracking or separation.

When we think of botanical paintings, traditional, detailed paintings come to mind. This series of paintings shows the delicate, radiant, powerful beauty of plants and flowers in a contemporary style that speaks more about their character than the detail of every palm frond or petal–there is always more than meets the eye.

Florida Style | 30" x 30" | Sold

Florida Style | 30″ x 30″ | Sold

It is my practice to always work with reference. I like to buy fresh flowers and set up the vase of flowers or whatever I’m painting 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.

White Love | 30" x 30" | oil encaustic

White Love | 30″ x 30″ | oil encaustic

Pushing boundaries, I take the paintings outdoors and use a blow torch to melt wax mixed with oil paint, giving a free-flow effect which I can manipulate or leave.  This is a process of constant editing, painting, taking away then reapplying paint or wax, building the image slowly in layers.  (Claire uses Old Holland Oil Paint and Gamblin mediums, including Neo Megilp and Cold Wax medium.)

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.”

To see more of Claire’s work and read her blog, log on to www.cjk-studio.com

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Interview, Newsletter, Oil PaintingMarch 18, 20130 comments
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JAX2025

Have a voice on what your city looks like in 2025. Do you want more jobs, better schools..! Have a voice, make a choice…! To make it happen there has to be a plan. Think about getting involved!

Watch this short video – This is the sound of Al Letson, steering Committee member for JAX2025……. and he is sensational at getting us excited about Jacksonville, FL.

http://youtu.be/jET6IWp1Iag

 

-Attend one or all of the community meetings. Just click here for dates and to register:  https://community.jcc.org/jax2025-community-meetings

Claire J KendrickInterviewJanuary 16, 20130 comments
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Anne Packard, American Contemporary Artist, mentors artist, Claire J. Kendrick

Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

 

Anne Packard and I first met in the historic streets of St. Augustine in 2011.  She was exhibiting her one-woman show at the Cutter and Cutter Brilliance in Color Gallery.  We had an immediate rapport because we have one thing in common—-painting…….and it consumes our lives!  This year Anne invited me to her home in Provincetown, Cape Cod, to stay with her and paint for ten days.  While there I also studied with her daughter, Cynthia Packard, which was a huge learning and high energy experience.  It has been a gift to be mentored by Anne.  She also knew that Cynthia could push me and help me grow as an artist.  I was blown away by the experience!  This year marks tremendous growth in my work and I credit this growth to the time spent with Anne and Cynthia.

Cynthia Packard points to painting by Raoul Dufy, Claudine vue de dos ou nu au fauteuil vert 1906.

Cynthia Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Cynthia was passionate about paying attention to the four edges of the canvas, strong composition,  and considering the whole painting.  This concept was taught to her by her mentor, the late Fritz Bulman, American Abstract Expressionist.

 

 

Anne Packard outside the Packard Gallery, Provincetown, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Anne brings to her work an instinct and skill drawn from a deep family well of American and European painters.  A third-generation Provincetown painter, her grandfather, Max Bohm, was a leading turn-of-the-century impressionist painter.    Max came to Provincetown in 1916 with many other European and American artists.  Her grandmother, great aunt, uncle and mother were also respected painters.  An artistic vein runs strongly in her family and continues with her children.  Finding artists whose work you admire and respect is everything…..finding that they will work with you is overwhelming!

Anne complimented some of my paintings that were hanging in the Worley Faver Gallery in 2011.  It is a huge honor for any artist when your painting speaks or evokes a reaction……it’s a confirmation and validation that something’s there———–a spark to ignite!  Working with Anne in 2012 was essential as experienced eyes can see faults and weaknesses in our painting.  The key to learning is to stay open, to hear the suggested fix.  I was prepared to roll up my sleeves and work from the gut….face the grit, have thick skin and be prepared to hear the truth!  Oh, by the way, they can be a dynamic duo and hard task masters!  The pearls of wisdom only happen if you’re prepared to put up with a little grit in the shell.  The life of an artist is a solitary profession.  Once in a while you find another artist who will help and encourage you.  Who will offer advice?  That advice is only useful if you truly respect the work of the artist who offers it.

Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

 

Over the ten day stay, too many books to read were thrust in my direction…….”read this, “oh, you will love this”, “when you get time have a look at this”!  The “must try” product list was growing by the day.  A savvy i-Pad user, Anne quickly types in a name…..have you ever seen such plagiarism!  Entertaining and heated topics such as marketing, galleries, travel, and new paint products, famous artists both living and deceased were debated every evening.  Life, love,  and  art, talked and stories shared……..this has been a special experience and one I treasure.  Painting is a lifelong quest and at 80 years of age Anne is passionate and dedicated.  I was struck and impressed that her daily quest is to improve her craft as an artist.

Painting can be one of the most heartbreaking and rewarding professions.  Anne and Cynthia taught me that “the struggle” is a natural part of the process for a painter.  They also taught me about  stamina, discipline and fearlessness……the importance of bringing emotion, depth and passion into your work……….and that every brush mark helps define your creative style and helps you find you voice as an artist.

 

Selected Review  by Anne Packard, 2012 

“All the senses seem to be wide open in Claire’s paintings…………she is a talented and committed painter and clearly has her own voice…..a painter’s painter.  I would place my bets on Claire now and in the future.”

Photo 1 – Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Photo 2 – Cynthia Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Photo 3 – Cynthia Packard points to painting by Raoul Dufy, Claudine vue de dos ou nu au fauteuil vert 1906.

Photo 4 – Anne Packard outside the Packard Gallery, Provincetown, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Photo 5 – Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Interview, Oil PaintingOctober 31, 20120 comments
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