Claire J Kendrick | CJK-Studio

Claire J Kendrick | CJK-Studio

Claire Jane Kendrick, is an accomplished artist with professional representation her works of art, are in both private and public collections. Capable of communicating with clients regarding specifications for customized fine art commissions. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. Attracting a local and international following, Claire is dedicated to perusing her painting career, and has studied with highly acclaimed and notable Contemporary American Painters.

Bio

Claire J Kendrick (1974) was born and raised in, Northern Ireland, and as a child explored painting “en plein air” with local artists. One of Claire’s first exhibitions of landscape paintings was at the age of fifteen while on holiday in Co. Donegal, Ireland. “I sold my first painting, and our painting group was televised as part of a BBC travel show. I would have liked to pursue a fine arts degree but opted for a commercial career attending Manchester Metropolitan University, England as a sponsored student to study Fashion Design with Technology.” Claire’s first job after graduation was in Paris, France working for one of the leading fashion trend and color forecasting agencies. Claire’s career working as a fashion designer would allow her to travel throughout Europe, USA and Asia sparking a love of art, travel and style.

Emigrating to the United States of America in 2006, gave Claire the opportunity to pursue her dream of being a full-time painter. Free of the restrictions and trappings of the commercial design world, being a painter offers ultimate creative freedom. Her experience in business and later as a freelance fashion designer prepared her for running her own business, the challenge of breaking into a new career and the challenge of entrepreneurship was set.

Claire J Kendrick was very fortunate that early in her career, her painting caught the attention of Anne Packard, an American Contemporary Painter from Cape Cod, MA. Anne’s nod of approval and mentoring have given her confidence to push through barriers in the art world. It also made galleries and collectors take a second look.

(Selected Review) – “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.” Anne Packard. 2012.

Education

2016 Anne Packard, Private Study & Mentor, Cape Cod, MA. Professional Mentor

2014 Peggy Kroll Roberts Study, Jacksonville, FL.

2012 Anne Packard Private Study, Cape Cod, MA. Professional Mentor

2012 Cynthia Packard Figure Workshop, Cape Cod MA.

2012 Alice Williams Figure and Still Life Workshop, Jacksonville, FL.

2011 Larry Moore Plein Air Workshop, New Smyrna, FL.

2011 Morgan Samuel Price Plein Air Workshop, Apalachicola, FL.

2011 Barbara Flowers Studio Still Life Workshop, Jacksonville, FL.

2010 Larry Moore Plein Air Workshop, St Augustine, FL.

2010 Carol Marine Studio Still Life Workshop, Jacksonville, FL.

2008 Larry Moore Plein Air Workshop, St Augustine. FL

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester, UK

B.A. (Hons), Fashion Design with Technology.

Residency Program

2016 – Awarded a highly competitive artist in residence by The Provincetown Community Compact, at one of the famous the Dune Shack’s on Cape Cod National Seashore. MA.

2020- 2021 Selected Exhibitions

Gardner Colby Gallery Naples – Seascape Series 6 – Naples, FL Inspiring Emotion in Artwork – “Art work should elicit an emotional experience for both the artist and the collector…” – CJK

Plum Gallery Group Show – St Augustine, FL. Florida Marshlands, rich textural impasto works of art in Oil.

Art on Centre – Landscape/ Marsh Paintings. “Seeking Solitude and being inspired” – An exhibition of works a result of the Global Pandemic and finding places of tranquil beauty near the artists home in north Florida. 7 new landscape works of art, notable Fort Mose Walk to Freedom Trail, and Guana National Park, FL both featured at Art on Centre Fernandina, FL Three other major works sold before the exhibition.

2019 Selected Exhibitions

Gardner Colby Gallery Naples – Seascape Series 5 – Naples, FL

Plum Gallery Group Show – St Augustine, FL

Art on Centre – Landscape/ Marsh paintings exhibiting. Fernandina, FL

2018 Selected Exhibitions

Open Art Competition, Glebe Gallery Ireland, Donegal, IRL (Juried Show)

Gardner Colby Gallery Naples – Seascape Series 5 – Naples, FL

Plum Gallery Group Show – St Augustine, FL

Art on Centre – Landscape/ Marsh paintings exhibiting. Fernandina, FL

2017 Selected Exhibitions

Gardner Colby Gallery Naples – Seascape Series 4 – Naples, FL

Plum Gallery Group Show – St Augustine, FL

Art on Centre – Marsh and Sky – 10 works exhibiting. Fernandina, FL

Modern Villa Gallery – selection of seascapes – Cannon Beach, Or

2016 Selected Shows

Plum Gallery Group Show with Karen Sheridan. St Augustine, FL.

Find Your Park Plein Air, St Augustine Art Association, St Augustine, FL (Juried Show)

National Art Exhibition, Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service (Award Winner) – Lightner Museum, St Augustine, FL

Group Show – Modern Villa Gallery, OR

2015 Selected Shows

Summer Group Show – Seascapes exhibiting at Modern Villa Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

City Celebrates 450th, Plum Gallery Group Show – St Augustine, FL

Water Works – Group Exhibition, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

Figuratively Speaking – 2 person show with Paul Ladnier, Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Juried Show) Curatorial Committee David Engdahl, Sydney McKenna, Jan Miller.

2014 Selected Shows

Botanicals – Fairfax Gallery and Framing Establishment, Jacksonville, FL

Seascapes – Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL

Landscapes – Grace Gallery, St Augustine, FL and Winter Park, FL

2013 Selected Shows

Group Show, with Karen Sheridan, Plum Contemporary Art Gallery, St Augustine, FL.

Annual Portrait and Figure Show, St Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

(Juried Show – Awarded 2nd Place) Juried Show

Big Red Show, St Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL (Juried Show – Award Winner)

Celebrate Art 2013, Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra, FL (Juried Show)

Six Year Celebration and Worley Faver Gallery Farewell, St. Augustine, FL

Botanical Exhibit, Jacksonville International Airport – Concourses A & C Art Display, Jacksonville, FL (Juried Show) Curatorial Committee Members John Bunker, David Engdahl, Robin Sheperd, Robert Arleigh White, Larry Wilson.

2012 Selected Shows

Little Gems Show, Worley Faver Pottery Gallery, St Augustine, FL

Melrose Open Air Arts Event, Juried show and plein air painting event, Melrose, FL

April Flowers Group Show, Worley Faver Gallery, St Augustine, FL

Great Hang ups Gallery, Fleming Island. Jacksonville, FL

Solo Show, Botanical Series, Club Continental, Orange Park, FL

2011 Selected Shows

Northeast Florida Sculptors, Group Show, Jacksonville, FL

A Grand Affair Show, Corse Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Women’s History Exhibit, AT&T Tower, Jacksonville, FL

Fall in Furniture Love Art Contest, Scan Design, Jacksonville, FL (Honorable Mention).

Flagler Beach Paint out. GOLA Gallery, Flagler Beach, FL (Honorable Mention).

A Brush with Nature, Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens. Jacksonville, FL

Flagler Hospital, Selected for Permanent Collection. St Augustine, FL

Bright Ideas Exhibit, Women’s Center, Jacksonville, FL

Holiday Show, Worley Faver Pottery Gallery St Augustine, FL

2010 Selected Shows

Open Art Competition, Glebe Gallery Ireland, Donegal, IRL (Juried Show)

Group Show, Worley Faver Pottery Gallery, St Augustine, FL

Plein Air Event, Gallery of Local Art (GOLA), Flagler Beach, FL (Honorable Mention)

24 Cathedral Place Exhibition, St Augustine, FL

Imagination Squared, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

Painting the Region, Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

2009 Selected Shows

Roberts Gallery, Avondale, FL

Awards and Honors

2016 National Art Exhibition, Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service (Award Winner) – Lightner Museum, St Augustine, FL

2013 Annual Portrait and Figure Show, St Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL (Juried Show – Award Winner)

2013 Big Red Show, St Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL (Juried Show – Award Winner)

Selected Collections 2006-2021

Morgan Stanley, Two Large Scale Giclée Landscapes, embellished signed and numbered. Orlando, FL

FPU, Large scale Seascape Giclée, signed and numbered. Amelia Island, FL

Mayo Clinic, Dialysis, Jacksonville, FL Landscape Giclée’s, Signed, numbered.

Mayo Clinic, Reception. FL Original Botanical. Oil

FIS Fidelity Executive Conference Rooms, Jacksonville, FL

NTE Energy, St Augustine, FL, Original.

Flagler Hospital, St Augustine, FL. St Augustine Landscape, Original in Oil.

Architectural Firm, IRL Original, Commission, Landscape, Botanical, Figure works in Oil.

Interior Design Firm, Jacksonville, FL

Faver Gray, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Original Oil

Law Firm, London. UK Commission & 10+ Landscape, Figure and Botanical Works in Oil.

Private Collector, Canada, 10+ Original Works of Art, Landscape, Seascape, Figure & Botanical in Oil.

Private Collector, Amelia Island. Largest Original Commission Work to date. 12.5ft x 15ft, 5+ original works of art.

Additional Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking, Acting, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art.

Select Bibliography

  • Gardner Colby Galleries, Blog, March 20th, 2021. Featured Artist Profile. https://www.gardnercolbygallery.com/post/featured-artist-claire-j-kendrick
  • Gardner Colby Gallery, Florida Design Magazine, March/April 2021 Issue, CJK published paintings preview of group exhibition.
  • Global News, Televised interview with Former Michigan Elections Director, Christopher Thomas, Aug 5th,2020. CJK Botanical Painting appears in the background. “Heartbreak in a Jug” Oil on Canvas. https://globalnews.ca/video/7253734/concerns-about-mail-in-ballots-postal-services-reliability
  • Original Botanical Painting in Oil, acquired for zoom call background by collector, Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, a government agency responsible for the growth of Irish-owned businesses in global markets.
  • Gardner Colby Galleries, Nov, 2019 Grand Opening of new gallery. CJK exhibiting artist in the group show and attended opeing night.
  • Art on Centre, Gallery Fernandina featured in Wander Media television advertising. Sep 18, 2018. Artist Claire J Kendrick, interviewed and work featured. 1.00/4.30  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeB6NmuRdis
  • Gardner Colby Galleries Blog, July 8th, 2016. American Art Collector, March 2015 Issue 113, CJK published paintings and preview of group exhibition. https://www.cjk-studio.com/2015/02/american-art-collector-previews-exhibition/
  • Florida Design Magazine, Vol 24#4 Jan 2015, Gardner Colby feature painting by CJK
  • American Art Collector Magazine, Jan, 2015 Calling From Coast to Coast Section.
  • Florida Design Magazine Vol 24, 2014 Gardner Colby feature CJK.
  • April 2014 Veranda Magazine. Gardner Colby feature nine artists including CJK.
  • Jan/ Feb 2014 Veranda Magazine. Gardner Colby feature nine artists including CJK.
  • Dec 2013/Jan 2014 Front Cover of Arbus Magazine. One page write up and full page add by Fairfax Gallery.
  • Chambers Kristen, “Compass” Blowtorches and Botanicals heat up Plum Gallery, 13/05/2013. Interview with CJK http://staugustine.com/entertainment/arts/2013-05-07/blowtorches-and-botanicals-heat-plum-gallery#.UYl4ArWsh8F
  • Aug 2013 – Art Plays a role making air travel through Jacksonville an enjoyable experience. http://www.flyjacksonville.com/Content2015.aspx?id=725
  • Karyn Meyer-Berthel, interview for Ampersand, Featured Artist Claire J Kendrick. March 15th, 2013.http://ampersandartsupply.blogspot.com/2013/03/featured-artist-claire-kendrick.html
  • Women’s Journal, St. Augustine. April/May 2013. Women in Profile, Page 24. Claire J Kendrick Visual Artist and owner of CJK – Studio.
  • Packard Anne, Selected Review, 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.” Anne Packard

Professional Memberships

  • Oil Painters of America 2020 – 2021
  • St Augustine Art Association
  • Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach

Volunteering & Charitable Activities

  • 2020- 2021  Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. Two works of art on loan. Exhibiting in the office of Denise Hagan, paintings visible in zoom call backgrounds during the Global Pandemic. Many Gallery’s were closed for an eight week period, this innovative exposure to clients was welcome.
  • 2019 Moultrie Montessori School Fundraiser, Donation of three framed pastel on paper, works of art for auction.
  • 2012 Jacksonville Arboretum Plein Air Invitational, group show, Jacksonville, FL Percentage of Proceeds going to Charity from sale of four paintings.
  • 2011 Exhibition of Paintings. Raising Awareness for the Caring Arts Program, Baptist Hospital South, Jacksonville, FL. Working with staff RN. Patty Magee visiting patients. Volunteering one day a week during 4 month startup phase, bringing creative art projects to the bedside.
  • 2011 3rd Annual Paint the Region event, North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL. Proceeds from the sale of three paintings benefitting the Trust.
  • 2011 Patrons of the Hearts Charity, Jacksonville. Donation of two paintings.
  • 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Baptist Hospital. Jacksonville, FL. Two large paintings loaned for exhibit.Londond