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In Her Studio – CJK

In her studio, Artist Claire J. Kendrick – Profile Photo credit Layla Perchal Neal Photography

Commission Bridal Bouquet’s, Original Works of Art and High Quality Giclee Prints available by CJK.

When one thinks of botanical paintings, traditional, detailed paintings come to mind.

Paintings by Claire explore the delicate, radiant, beauty of plants and flowers in a contemporary style. “It is my practice to always work with reference. I like to buy fresh flowers and set up the arrangement and start with a strong composition. As I begin painting, each brush stroke has to say something”. – CJK

#bridal #bouquet #art #floral #weddingflowers #interior #botanical #loveflowers #amazingarrangements

Artist Claire J. Kendrick shows a collection of paintings from her Still Life Series. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. To Buy this Book follow the link below.

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, VideoJune 15, 20190 comments
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Painting Progression Video by Artist CJK

“Embrace” | 42″x 42″ | Oil Encaustic

Private Collector’s painting “Embrace” – View this short 1min video showing the progression of this large scale botanical encaustic painting – artist CJK at play with flames and flowers!!!

Thanks to Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples and the Private Collector for this wonderful commission project.

Flowers by 57 Treasury, St Augustine.

Claire J KendrickBotanical Series, Oil Painting, VideoOctober 4, 20154 comments
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Restful White

12″ x 12″ | Oil on Canvas Board |

This is an oil study in preparation for a larger painting. The colored under painting shows in places, these are pentimenti, traces of the previous work. Its fun to leave zings of color otherwise not expected. For me it adds something unexpected to a painting and gives me ideas for future works….! This a bouquet of hydrangea, peonies, twigs and greenery.

Claire J KendrickOil PaintingMarch 24, 20140 comments
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New Paintings in the Botanical Series

Here are a few new paintings in the Botanical Series –

still life, painting, flower,

Vase and Vessel | 12×12 | Oil | CJK-Studio

This small painting inspired the large work below – I was attracted to the muted tones and calm clean palette.

encaustic, oil, wax, painting, still life, flowers

Dancing Irises | 40×30 | Oil Encaustic | CJK-Studio

I was inspired to do this larger painting ” Dancing Irises”  having painted a smaller version of this still life set up ” Vase and Vessel”. The Irises provide rhythm and movement in a calm muted set up. – I like the play of frenzy and composure.

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Peaceful Pose | 24×24 | Oil Encaustic | CJK-Studio

 Peaceful Posy – Layers of paint and wax this is an extremely textural painting.

Botancial Paintings

Mirror Life | 40×30 each | Oil Encasutic | CJK-Studio


A pair of paintings – (Placement on either side of a bookcase) – The challenge and interest for me  was to explore rhythm and balance.


Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil PaintingJanuary 17, 20140 comments
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36″  x 36″ |Oil Encaustic | CJK

I found these beautiful coral & yellow orchids from a local farmer these were freshly cut. This tip from the pro — put a penny in the water or a few drops of bleach it stops the water turning and they should keep for three to four weeks.

…. I forgot to mention that the French Bakery sells really good tarte au citron… here is the photographic evidence. Also the photo of the vase and flowers – I always forget people get a  kick seeing the still life set up and inspiration. I lifted the vase and flowers to a light box set up for painting.


No guessing why the sweet treat didn’t make it in the painting!!!

Claire J KendrickOil PaintingAugust 13, 20130 comments
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Plum Contemporary Art Gallery presents the latest paintings by CJK

Plum Contemporary Art Gallery is excited to present the latest works by Claire J Kendrick.  Claire in 2012 devoted herself to intensive study with Anne Packard and her daughter Cynthia Packard the stunning paintings are exhibiting April 5th – June 30th, 2013 reveal the influence that Anne and Cynthia have had on Claire’s work.

Claire demonstrates the principle that with each brush stroke you have an opportunity to express emotion, depth and passion.  Her paintings inevitably evoke a response from the viewer that is consistent with her intention.

Anne has stated that Claire is a “painter’s painter” and one that has “found her own voice.”  Praise from a renowned artist such as Anne Packard speaks volumes for one of the most talented artists in our gallery.

Exhibition Dates | April 1st – June 31st, 2013

April 5th 5pm – 8pm |Art Walk | Meet the artist, Claire will be at Plum gallery to talk to visitor about her work.

May 3rd 5pm – 8pm | Art Walk | Meet the artist, Claire will be at Plum gallery to talk to visitor about her work.

May 11th  Time TBC | Demo en plein air | Visit Plum and watch Claire Painting en plein air.

June 7th 5pm – 8pm |Art Walk | Meet the artist, Claire will be at Plum gallery to talk to visitor about her work.

Plum Gallery | Nine Aviles Street | Saint Augustine | FL | 32084 |

To read more about Claire’s experience with the Packard’s click on this link


Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil PaintingApril 5, 20130 comments
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Love Wasteland

36″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | Love Wasteland


“Love Wasteland”

One of the greatest human needs is love and connection – yet how often do we take time to consider how good we are at building friendships, connections meaningful relationships. So rarely to we think about how we contribute, are we good friends, companions, lovers?

Think about the green drips representing –

Volume bars on a stereo showing the love that’s in life.

Notches on a bed post….!

Tombstones marking love or friendships lost.

Memorable meetings, fun times shared.

Like stocks and shares the rise and fall, what do we value.

The dates and gatherings we have planned in our future.

Those lost in conflict!

Those who are important to us.

Even a tiny bloom can survive in a wasteland; our choices can effect what’s in the vase.




Claire J KendrickExhibition, Newsletter, Oil Painting, UncategorizedFebruary 12, 20130 comments
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Botanical Paintings are exhibiting in two locations this month.

Feb 1 – 24th 2013 | St Augustine Art Association | Big Red Art Show.

You are invited to “The Big Red Art Show” the opening reception is 2/1/2013, at First Friday Art Walk – Experience one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events from 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Big Red Art Show – is a celebration of the color red includes works that convey a range of moods and meanings with any variation of the spectrum’s hottest color. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is located at 22 Marine St. in St. Augustine and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Exhibiting ‘Extravagant Gesture” | 36″ x 36 ” | For Sale

Feb 1 – 15th Feb 2013 | Cultural Center Ponte Vedra Beach | CELEBRATE ART 2013

Celebrate Art 2013: 6th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition
The Cultural Center is pleased to present an exhibition exclusively showcasing Cultural Center Artist Members.
Exhibiting “Overflowing” | 22″ x 28″ | For Sale
Claire J KendrickExhibitionFebruary 1, 20130 comments
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