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Distant Surf

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Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. Here distant surf and changing cloud fronts create an interesting composition.

Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness. All this –- the vigor of life is to be conveyed onto a canvas. It is a love, and a challenge.

“The vistas of possibility are only limited by the shortness of life.”
(Winston Churchill)

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesAugust 19, 20190 comments
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Coastal Splendor

Music, art and hospitality are clearly at the center of this beautiful southern home. The large scale coastal oil painting “Bring me to the Shore” is by Claire Kendrick.

With a keen eye for scale and proportion and an extraordinary penchant for detail this room illustrates a harmonious blend of high style and sophistication.

Many of Kendrick’s coastal paintings capture moments, walks by the beach, lazy summer weekend spent with friends, those quiet moments of calm and contemplation and others of pure bliss.

Art Installation Photograph

To the owners of this private residence, thank you for allowing us to share the photograph.

About the Artist Claire J Kendrick

www.cjk-studio.com

 

 

Claire J KendrickInstallation, Oil Painting, SeascapeJune 19, 20180 comments
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Coastal Inspiration

Hello from Florida! Get set for a great summer! I love exploring the coastline and have already had a few glorious weekends in Amelia Island visiting one of my gallery’s Art on Centre. It’s a must see if your in the area and it’s well worth a trip, also try to catch the Saturday morning farmers market every weekend located near the gallery. The Stuffed Garlic Olives are so good in salads or a cocktail if your so inclined. All farm fresh local vendors.

Recently we also explored Georgia’s stunning Jekyll Island and South Carolina’s Hilton Head. I’m so inspired by the beautiful beaches and marshlands in these places that are so close to our home in St. Augustine, Fl.

Plum Gallery in the heart of the historic art district, downtown St Augustine is always my local presence – close to home! Here I showcase new paintings. Exhibitions run for three months, so four times a year there is always new and inspirational works being showcased.

Glorious Oaks | 60×60 | Oil on Canvas | Claire J Kendrick

Clouds of Light | 48×48 | Oil on Canvas | Claire J Kendrick

If your in south Florida this summer be sure to visit my gallery representation in Naples, Fl – Gardner Colby Galleries.

Traveling is fun, and this is my first test uploading a post from my phone on the go! I really should have mastered this before now but this is an attempt to make the blog more spontaneous.


The two paintings featured are inspired by my recent travel –

Landscape | Glorious Oaks | 60×60 | Oil on Canvas | Claire J Kendrick

Seascape | Clouds of Light | 48×48 | Oil on Canvas | Claire J Kendrick

 

Claire J Kendricklandscape, Oil Painting, SeascapeMay 17, 20180 comments
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Feeling Free

60×60 | (NB Cropped image shown) Feeling Free seascape Painting | Oil and Wax | CJK

Living on the east coast of the United States I look out on the Atlantic Ocean and I’m challenged as an artist to capture its vastness. The high seas and big storm fronts remind me of my native home, Ireland, the North West Outpost of Europe. Those memories combined with the ferociousness of the weather fronts brings a depth and passion to my work, yet the stillness and peace of the southern shores is a soothing calm and is both a joy and quest to capture as a plein air and studio painter.

Symbolically the ocean is a sign of power and strength, due to its immensity. Observing and painting the great power of the ocean and its weather fronts is much like having a front row seat at the theater. As a plein air painter there is an urgency and need to capture the essence of your vista – it’s sparked by emotion and energy. Then the atmosphere and weather of the outdoors adds to the paintings aliveness. All this –- the vigor of life is to be conveyed onto a canvas. It is a love, and a challenge.

Claire J KendrickSeascape SeriesApril 8, 20170 comments
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Coastal Paintings 1 – 2 – 3

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48″x36″ | Seascape Diptych

 

Working with a strong composition in each painting means this works together as a series of three painting. A triptych or as a diptych or as one!

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48″ x 48″ | Oil on Canvas | Available

Here’s how they look together

 

– if you’ve got a space big enough to take (48″ x 36″) (48″x48″) (48″ x36″)

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(48″ x 36″)(48″ x 48″)(48″ x 36″)

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Not so glam setting – storage room – but you get a sense of size.

 

Claire J KendrickOil PaintingOctober 7, 20130 comments
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