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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.


Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB


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.



Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB


Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB


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


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


Figure Paintings by Claire J Kendrick at the CCPVB


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


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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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


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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Sparkle for the Festive Season

The Worley Faver Gallery, St Augustine showcases pottery, fine art, sculpture and photography. Photographed Worley Faver pottery and Claire J Kendrick encaustic fine art painting.


Put some sparkle in your weekend, Saturday 17th November, 2012 the Worley Faver Gallery will celebrate their 6th Anniversary and on the same night the city of St Augustine hosts “Nights of Lights”.

St Augustine is made special by the many small businesses that are supported locally. Aviles Street in particular has a special flavor and many who know the city well will tell you it’s the hidden jewel in the historic old town. Away from the hustle and bustle of St George Street, many have missed it on their tours. Often tourists have taken a ride in the horse and buggy’s only to spend hours retracing the route to find and visit the charming street, officially the oldest street in the United States!

Business owners Dena and Worley Faver say … “When we opened the Worley Faver Gallery in 2006, we had no idea what to expect.  That was six years ago and now, looking back, we both agree that the most unexpected and rewarding gift of all has been meeting so many wonderful people who have enriched our lives with their encouragement and friendship. ….The appreciation and enjoyment of Art is alive and well in St. Augustine”.

As any artist will tell you when exhibiting work, it’s important to find a gallery that is a good fit. This means finding a great location, a setting that’s inviting and to work with people who appreciate your craft and who will showcase and promote your work. As part of the Worley Faver Gallery 6th Anniversary Celebrations it is with great pride I show some of my most recent and daring Figurative and Floral Paintings. The gallery showcases pottery, fine art, sculpture and photography.

I hope you will come and enjoy a beautiful evening in this fine city and take in the fine art, the sites and the lights.

Worley Faver Gallery 6th Anniversary Celebrations: Sat 17th Nov, 5.30pm. 11A Aviles Street, St Augustine.

Nights of Lights : Sat 17th Nov, 6.30pm, Cathedral Place, St Augustine.

By supporting local business you are helping to keep the special sparkle of St Augustine, shine brighter than ever this festive season. Nights of Lights runs until Jan 2013.

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil PaintingNovember 16, 20120 comments
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Counting Drips

12″ x 16″ | Oil on canvas | In studio

Painting the human figure with expression and emotion is the challenge for the artist, for the model its a meditative session called counting drips! Well not really ….. I just thought, its a cool title for this painting!

Figurative Section of my website – has more paintings just posted.

Claire J KendrickFigureMay 23, 20120 comments
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