Hurricane Matthew – We survived and all will be well.

Hurricane Matthew – We survived and all will be well.

We survived the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. We have some shingles missing, had branches down and a yard to clean up but we were extremely lucky and feel more than a little blessed after the Hurricane. Many others were not so fortunate. Our prayers and support are with them as they rebuild.

Thank you to all those that emailed and texted to check on us and our home and studio.

I am also thankful that gallery’s who represent my paintings, two in St. Augustine and one in Fernandina Beach escaped major damage. Paintings are safe and dry. The city of St Augustine is strong and will recover from this – those who know the spectacular “Nights of Lights” will remember its just around the corner. Thousands of tiny white lights brighten our city in the lead up to the holidays. It’s an event that’s become one of National Geographic’s top ten places to see holiday lights in the world , something tells me it will be even more special this year. Clean up in the City is already underway and we will again shine!

I encourage those of you who can, to come downtown and support the independent businesses especially the artists in the historic Art District. For two months now our Art Walk evenings have suffered due to bad weather. So please support the city you love and help independent businesses back on their feet.


Claire Jane Kendrick

CJK- Studio


The Landscape Series  – A selection of paintings are exhibiting at Plum Gallery, St Augustine and Art On Centre, Fernandina, FL.

The Seascape  – A selection of Paintings Exhibiting at the St Augustine Art Association, St Augustine, FL.