60 x 60 x 1.5 Oil on Canvas by Claire J Kendrick
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 amongst her favorite places to be.
“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.”
She grew up in the Irish countryside and as a child explored painting “en plein air” with local artists. One of her first exhibitions of landscape paintings was at the age of fifteen.
“Artists need to have a vision, they have to be fearless and sometimes challenge uncharted territory. It’s having the strength of character to forge ahead with an idea or concept way before the consensus of approval. It’s about taking time to see the beauty and potential in a fast paced life.”