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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



Claire J KendrickInstallation, Oil Painting, SeascapeJune 19, 20180 comments
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Tell me that you love me | 60×60 | Claire J. Kendrick Available through Gardner Colby Gallery

Tell me that you love me | 60×60 | Gardner Colby Gallery –  386 and 365 Broad Avenue South, Gallery Row, Naples, FL, 34102 TEL (239) 403-7787

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 KendrickAbstract, Installation, SeascapeApril 8, 20170 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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St. Augustine Celebrates 450th Anniversary 1565 -2015

Enjoy the St Augustine 450 celebrations. My paintings will be exhibiting on Aviles Street in the contemporary Plum Gallery host to a selection of talented artists – the street will have a great atmosphere as some of the free concerts part of the Street and Music Festival portion of the commemoration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 4-6, 2015. Enjoy the sights and rhythms! ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎music‬ #staug450

For more information, visit

More than 80 separate acts will serve up more than 60 hours of entertainment over three days

In a collaborative effort, the city has worked closely with the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, a 450th Commemoration Alliance Partner and operator of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, to secure entertainment and provide logistical support for the festival.

The result is more than 60 hours of free entertainment scattered over five stages throughout the historic center of St. Augustine’s downtown that will serve up a wide variety of entertainment and cultural programming that will have something for everyone.


Fine Art by CJK at Plum Art Gallery, Avile Street. St Augustine.


Plum Art Gallery – exhibiting landscape paintings by CJK #staug450

Plum Art Gallery - exhibiting landscape paintings by CJK

Plum Art Gallery – exhibiting landscape paintings by CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil PaintingSeptember 2, 20150 comments
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Large Contemporary Artwork | Home Installation

I love some of the recent Gardner Colby installations! This proves it…art can make a room come alive!

If you have questions about a particular piece of art, or your looking for assistance with your art collection, please contact – Nancy or Pamela – they exhibit a beautiful selection of my fine art seascape series and can arrange special commission projects. This collaborative installation at a collectors home includes includes one of my triptych paintings called “Unwinding” | 24″ x 72″ | Oil Encaustic, and  “Flight of Thorns’ by Ran Alder.


Claire J KendrickInstallation, Oil Painting, SeascapeAugust 31, 20150 comments
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Figure Paintings at Modern Villa Gallery, OR

A selection of figure paintings exhibiting at the Modern Villa Gallery, OR

Looking Up | 12×12 | Oil on Canvas                      Red | 12×12 | Oil on Canvas

Humble Pose | 12×12 | Oil on Canvas | SOLD     Confused | 12×12 | Oil on  Canvas

The Modern Villa is a contemporary art gallery resting on the rocky shores of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

A mere hour and a half from Portland, Modern Villa’s exhibitions embody the region’s rustic coastline appeal. We showcase two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of a variety of different mediums, while some of our highlights include expressionist lifestyle, seascape and landscape paintings. Our exhibited works can be purchased on location. Alternatively, we offer in-home and office previews to interested patrons by appointment in the Portland/Vancouver region. Awaken your imagination with a visit to Modern Villa Gallery, located at “The Landing” and open daily from 10-5pm.

Modern Villa Gallery | 224 N. Hemlock #6 Cannon Beach, OR 97110 | tel:503-436-2428

Claire J KendrickFigure, Oil PaintingAugust 28, 20150 comments
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Florida Design Magazine Vol 25#1

Florida Design Magazine – The Magazine for Fine Interior Design & Furnishings

So excited to see #Gardner Colby Gallery in Florida Design Magazine artists featured – #Kevin Solan, #Susan Morosky, #John Schyler, #Claire Kendrick. Preview my painting via my blog:


Featured Oil Encaustic Painting by CJK

Abstract Ocean | 8"x24" | Oil Encaustic | Gardner Colby

Abstract Ocean | 8″x24″ | Oil Encaustic | Gardner Colby

Other Paintings Exhibiting at the Gardner Colby Gallery

Claire J KendrickAbstract, Publicity, SeascapeApril 9, 20150 comments
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