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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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New Contemporary Seascape paintings at Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples.

I delivered new paintings to Gardner Colby Gallery and they are exhibiting my new seascapes! ENJOY this short video preview! #naplesflorida #seascape #beachlife#gardnercolbygallery #instaart #cIlouds

Claire Kendrick Seascape Paintings at Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples. FL



Claire J KendrickSeascape, VideoNovember 2, 20160 comments
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CJK-Studio Seascapes 4 (Short Video 1 min)

Please watch this short video showing a selection of seascape paintings from my studio and done “en plein air”. Enjoy!


Professional Gallery Representation

Art on Centre
503, Centre Street, Fenandina Beach, FL, 32034

Gardner Colby Gallery
386 and 365 Broad Avenue South, Gallery Row, Naples, FL, 34102

Modern Villa Gallery
224 N. Hemlock, Suite 6 “The Landing”, Cannon Beach, Oregon. 97110 USA

Plum Gallery
10 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

St Augustine, FL

Claire J Kendrick painting en plein air - Cape Cod. MA

Claire J Kendrick painting en plein air – Cape Cod. MA

Early light and plein air painting begining by CJK

Early light and plein air painting begining by CJK

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Plein Air, Seascape, VideoJune 30, 20160 comments
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CJK Progression Video see works from the Botanical Series


Here is a chance to see inside the studio of CJK – this short video shows her artistic process. From chaos to clarity it is sometimes hard to see where she may be going with a work of art but the results are stunning. Her technique is shown from working sketch to application of light washes in oil paint to heavy layers of oil and wax melted outside using a blow torch.

Enjoy paintings from her series  – view original works of art at

Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples


Plum Art Gallery, St Augustine.

Claire J KendrickVideoFebruary 1, 20162 comments
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Commissioned Dune & Seascape Oil Painting – “Belonging”

36 x 84 | Oil Encaustic

Artist Notes

This very large scale seascape painting was commissioned by the client, it is to be a statement piece above a long sectional sofa in their great room. A stunning selection of fabrics was sent to me to give a feel for the furnishings in the room a soft palette of sand green, and blue hues. Working with interior designers and architects is second nature to me and I love having a feel for the space when painting a large piece as it helps create the “wow” factor, a painting is often the final touch in a room — sometimes pulling a scheme together but I am always striving for the work of art, to be be timeless with a sense of place beyond the here and now. I sense of drama is so important even in a calm painting. This magnificent large scale dune painting is going to a home in South Florida.

Claire J KendrickOil Painting, SeascapeNovember 30, 20150 comments
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