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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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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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New Painting in the Figure Series

12″ x 12″ | Looking Up | Oil | CJK

If you are interested in Figure Drawing or Painting consider attending –

One Day Figure Workshop at St Augustine Art Association.

It’s an open studio session, no tuition.

Live Model Session
Intermediate / Advanced artist’s

Date: Monday August 19th, 2013
Cost: $35

Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm Lunch Break (12.30 – 1.30)

The model ( Rebecca ) will be in a sitting / lying position with backdrop and props offering textural and color interest. The session intends to offer artists the opportunity to work on large scale or detailed paintings or drawings. Pose offers interesting front or back study’s.

– Maximum of 10 people in the workshop.
Easels / Tables provided – please arrive at 10am to set up as session will start at 10.30am sharp.

Please sign up by contacting Elyse Brady
Phone: (904) 824-2310
St Augustine Art Association
22 Marine St, St Augustine, FL 32084

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Claire J. Kendrick presents  a contemporary body of work that brings a fresh, personal, unique, and modern approach to figure painting. There is a freedom and energy, not only in the way she applies paint, but in the way she sees the figure that pushes the boundaries toward the abstract. “The dialogue is something I strive for. What is spoken and what is left unspoken. It is the tension and energy between the painting and the viewer’s interpretation of the work.”Claire paints landscape, still-life, and figurative paintings. Collectors respond to the unique contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints.

Claire J KendrickDrawing, Exhibition, Figure, Oil PaintingJuly 29, 20130 comments
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Patchwork thoughts!

“Patchwork thoughts” | 5″ x 7″ | Oil | CJK

Our faces sometimes tell a thousand words – In a recent portrait session, I painted some interesting studies, fashion edgy, buxom attitude, — they are reaching for an attitude more than a likeness. This painting seemed so thoughtful. Much of what we bring to a painting is our own experience it’s our feeling and also the energy of the model. We are all giving off energy vibrations — sitting still in a life drawing session really allows you to see that you must respond to that in order to say something in your painting.

“Before we speak, our gestures, postures and facial expressions are already broadcasting messages to those around us. And while we are speaking, they continue to do so, usefully clarifying what we say – or perhaps contradicting us in tell- tale ways.” Dr. Peter Marsh

Claire J KendrickFigure, Oil PaintingApril 7, 20130 comments
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Capture

Female Forms

facing forward9x12web

Facing Forward | 9″ x 12 ” | Mixed Media

Yellow Light5x7web

Yellow Light | 5″ x 7″ | Mixed Media

Capturing the curve of the human body with these oil study’s…… and this quote springs to mind.

“One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barley achieve through one’s greatest efforts.” Albert Einstein

 

 

Claire J KendrickFigureJanuary 18, 20130 comments
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Body Works

Shadow Side|5″ x 7″ |Oil Painting on Board |CJK

I have this quote on my studio wall – “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”.
Martha Graham

Graham an American modern dancer  and choreographer she led the way in her field and her influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts.

Your subject matter, your creative content, the process that generates creativity and making it fresh and new is always the challenge. I’m still learning the painterly skills to say what I want, I sometimes borrow from dramatic skill a dollop of dare and flair that may be showmanship but I’m still stretching to improve and get better. Bringing expression and a heartbeat to the image that is two dimensional… these paintings want to speak of so much more.

 

 

 

Camouflage | 9″ x 12″ | Oil on Board | CJK

 

 

 

Spot Light from Above | 8″ x 10″ | Oil on Board | CJK

 

 

 

Circus Tricks | 6″ x 8″ | Oil on Board | CJK

Claire J KendrickFigureDecember 4, 20120 comments
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