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Figure Paintings Available at Modern Villa Gallery, OR

Confused | Risque | Looking Up | 12×12 each Available at Modern Villa Gallery, OR

“The dialogue is something I strive for–what is spoken and what is left unspoken–it’s the tension and energy between the painting and the private dialogue–the interpretation of the viewer(s)–their need to fill in the gaps.Body language is the unspoken dialogue.”

Claire paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickUncategorizedApril 9, 20170 comments
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Dancer

Figurative Painting | 36×36 | CJK

Claire J Kendrick has launched a contemporary body of work that brings a fresh, modern approach to figure painting. She credits time and experience working with Anne Packard and her daughter, Cynthia Packard, for the growth in her work. There is a freedom and energy in the way she applies paint and builds the paintings in this series as she pushes the boundaries towards abstract.

Study of the human figure has long been at the heart of traditional education in the arts as it shows a real commitment to painting. As an artist, it is possible to break free of strict rules and express more than just a form. There is an opportunity to express energy and vitality in your subject without drawing every detail. Bringing expression and a heartbeat to the painting that is two dimensional, these paintings want to speak.

“The dialogue is something I strive for–what is spoken and what is left unspoken–it’s the tension and energy between the painting and the private dialogue–the interpretation of the viewer(s)–their need to fill in the gaps.Body language is the unspoken dialogue.”

Claire paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickFigure SeriesApril 8, 20170 comments
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Confused

Confused | Risque | Looking Up | 12×12 canvas size | Modern Villa Gallery, OR

“The dialogue is something I strive for–what is spoken and what is left unspoken–it’s the tension and energy between the painting and the private dialogue–the interpretation of the viewer(s)–their need to fill in the gaps.Body language is the unspoken dialogue.”

Claire paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickFigure SeriesApril 2, 20170 comments
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Confused | Risque | Looking Up

Confused | Risque | Looking Up | 12×12 canvas size | Modern Villa Gallery, OR

“The dialogue is something I strive for–what is spoken and what is left unspoken–it’s the tension and energy between the painting and the private dialogue–the interpretation of the viewer(s)–their need to fill in the gaps.Body language is the unspoken dialogue.”

Claire paints landscape, still life and figurative paintings. Originally from Ireland, she worked in the fashion industry in Europe before she relocated to Florida in 2006. From a family of architects and designers, it seems that artistic expression, a love of design, and an eye for detail have enriched her life as a painter.

Claire J KendrickFigure SeriesApril 1, 20170 comments
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Exhibition of Figure Paintings by CJK

Figuratively Speaking

Photos from the opening exhibition at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“Figuratively Speaking”. — The beauty of being figurative while conversing or writing is that it creates a subtle, special meaning. The nuances of figurative language create associations and suggestions in the listener’s mind that have not been stated implicitly.
When painting the viewer uniquely observes and they in turn have their own private reaction, based on their views, life experience, feeling towards the work.

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

 

The paintings capture the private moment between a model and the artist. It’s a non-objective beginning — I never quite know what energy will come across the paintings. I sometimes capture the mood of the model or conversely it’s my reaction to the pose. Of course there is always a part of me in the work but the best paintings have something unintended — an element of surprise and mystery. They are works of art that can never be repeated because of the complex layering of paint.

 

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

“This is an exciting exhibition of contemporary figure paintings. It has taken over two years for the series exhibiting at the Cultural Center, to become reality and I’m very excited as it marks an important milestone in my career as an artist. Visiting Cape Cod and working with Anne Packard and her daughter Cynthia Packard in 2012 was pivotal in initiating the series.” – CJK

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

Thanks to all who made it for the opening night the exhibition runs until April 17th, 2015

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

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Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB

 

Thanks to Anna Birtles and Leigh Rodante at the Cultural Center Ponte Vedra for all their help – please contact them if your are interested in any of the paintings. Tel (904) 280-0614

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Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach – Anna Birtles and Leigh Rodante

 

 

 

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Figure, Installation, Oil Painting, PublicityMarch 15, 20151 comment
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