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Home Tour – Art Installation

I am delighted to share this video showing two large scale marsh paintings in a private home.

The Entry – A landscape depicting Florida’s marshland is alive with color and dramatic brush work.

In the Great Room – A large contemporary marsh paintings brings drama and passion to the beautiful clean lines of the crisp white interior. The fine art appears floating on a white panel which is fitted to an Auton System. The painting is raised by remote control to expose the television which is perfectly concealed within the wall. Stunning design with a wow factor!

I thank the clients for inviting me to their home and allowing me to share this video with readers!

CJK-Studio client 1

Commission Work –

Please contact me or one of the gallery’s to discuss commission work.





Claire J KendrickInstallation, landscape, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Uncategorized, VideoApril 22, 20150 comments
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Artist Video Profile | Filmed in Ireland Jan 2015

Claire Jane Kendrick | Video Profile
Filmed in Ireland Jan 2015

I am so inspired when returning to my homeland, this short video was filmed in January 2015 when I was visiting friends and family in Co. Donegal, Ireland. It is a stunning area with a rugged coast lots of sandy coves and a maritime climate. This video gives you an insight!

As an artist it’s a joy to watch the weather fronts roll in and the light break through the clouds. It’s so dramatic!! The open vistas remind me of looking out over the expansive marsh lands in my new home north Florida – however the temperatures are very different!

Ireland has a rich heritage of poets, painters, musicians and the land and stunning scenery make you stop in your tracks and admire “God’s country”! Of course the locals use that expression because it’s an area supposed to be favored, especially an isolated beautiful rural land like my native region. Maybe it’s the isolation, that lets the creativity happen. That’s true for me. I have to allow myself time in the studio without interruption.

cjk hornhead

Living across the pond 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.

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.

“The vistas of possibility are only limited by the shortness of life.” -Winston Churchill


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Claire J Kendricklandscape, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Plein Air, Seascape, VideoFebruary 10, 20150 comments
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American Art Collector Magazine – the Art Market.

Nancy Winch featured in American Art Collector – Calling From Coast to Coast section — with her thoughts on current trends in the art market. It’s a delight my work gets a mention –

“The art market continues to be strong in Naples. In Southwest Florida, there is a definitive trend toward large scale transitional pieces and slightly abstracted works. Transitional pieces by Claire Kendrick and John Schuyler are in demand, as are perennial gallery favorites Kevin Sloan and Frank Corso.” – Nancy Winch

To read the article in full, order your copy by visiting  – 

American Art Collector Magazine

American Art Collector Magazine

Nancy Winch is owner of Gardner Colby Gallery located in Naples, Florida. For inquiries, call (239) 403-7787 or visit

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Newsletter, Oil PaintingJanuary 16, 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”.

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

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Exhibition, Figure, Installation, Interview, landscape, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Plein Air, Publicity, SeascapeAugust 30, 20144 comments
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Private Pottery & Art Collection of Dena and Worley Faver.

This is the home of Mr. & Mrs. Worley Faver. Usually if a collector agrees to publish a photograph of their home, I remove their address and name for privacy reasons. Here Worley’s pottery is showcased so beautifully, I’m happy that some of my paintings have found a special place beside his work in their home, and they allow me to share these with you.
Worley together with his wife and muse Dena, have collaborated and decorated their home with Worley’s pottery vessels and works of art. They are a creative force and together have been hugely supportive of my career in fine art, introducing my work and showcasing my paintings in their St Augustine Gallery (from 2008-2012) until they retired from gallery life. They have promoted my paintings and also added a few to their personal art collection, two larger paintings feature in the photographs attached, Floating and Marsh Song.

Pottery by Worley Faver Painting, Marsh Song by Claire J Kendrick

Pottery by Worley Faver Painting, Marsh Song by Claire J Kendrick

When I first approached Dena and Worley about representing my work back in 2008, I just loved the esthetic of their gallery. Dena had a great passion and eye for showcasing Worley’s pottery, curating their gallery and choosing wonderful antique furniture pieces or commissioned furniture by artist Richard Warholic to display and enhance the pottery. I liked the overall feel of the gallery. My paintings were contemporary and were a great fit, with the pottery our work successfully complimented each other. This was a unique synergy of artists promoting artists. It was a great learning curve early in my career showing my work professionally. In these early stages of my career I found it easier to talk about Worley’s work than my own. It took me a while to find my place in the art market, to feel like I really belonged.
I gained much from this business connection turned friendship. Worley and Dena have been great teachers in life – one of Worley’s great quotes – “The universe has many lessons to teach, if we are calm and listen.” Still when my mind races and I impatiently want my career to go faster, higher, better, I am reminded of the bedrock of truth in this quote. Dena’s great quote – “Just Work” – even in the moments of self-doubt and despair. Many working artists are well aware of the highs and lows of this profession. Having a deep meditative approach and self-belief are at the heart of their lessons. There is a deep spiritual connection to the earth and nature and Worley often refers to the fact we are portals in the creative process, to be open and to be present and to be committed to your craft, these are just some of the aspects important in our roles as artists.
They are great believers that – “All art is laughter to relieve us from life’s grief’s” – from the ancient story of Odysseus, this brings us closer to the modern understanding, that to appreciate art or practice art helps us to live our lives creatively and there are proven health benefits.

Worley Faver hand build’s pottery using ancient techniques, his unique and special works of art are represented professionally by Cutter and Cutter at the “Brilliance in Color Gallery”, St Augustine. Please click on the link to be connected and view more of his magnificent work.

To watch a short video about Worley Faver click on this link.

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Installation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Pottery, Publicity, VideoJune 18, 20142 comments
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“Changing Tide”

“Changing Tide” finds a new home, thank you to new collectors for allowing me to share a photograph of this 5ft x 6ft, oil encaustic seascape painting installed in their beautiful home!

– When the tide changes, there is a short period in a body of tidal water when all is calm, when the water is completely unstressed, and there is no movement either way in the tidal stream, the ocean seemingly stands still before the movement and momentum of tidal stream reverses. Everyone needs an excuse stop, and just let the world go by! Enjoy your changing tide time!!



Claire J KendrickInstallation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Publicity, SeascapeMarch 1, 20140 comments
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New Seascape Paintings

New Paintings available for Consignment –

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Newsletter, Oil PaintingDecember 18, 20131 comment
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