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 […]
A selection of figure paintings exhibiting at the Modern Villa Gallery 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 […]
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. […]
March 6th – April 17th, 2015 “Figuratively Speaking” The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will open a unique exhibition featuring artist Claire Kendrick, March 6 – April 17th. “Figuratively Speaking” is a series of oil paintings and sketches which studies the human figure. Each year the curatorial committee select artists to exhibit and as study of the nude figure has long been at the heart of traditional education in the arts, it is an important exhibition and shows a […]
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 SessionIntermediate / 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 […]
Lean on me | 8″ x 6″ | Oil | CJK In the course of the recent tragedy in Boston, I was struck by the story of a young girl helped from the blast. She later appealed to the stranger, a young man to come forward so she could thank him personally from her hospital bed. As I was going about my daily life sorting some recent paintings, Lean on Me, from the classic Bill Withers song crossed my mind […]
“Corners of my Mind” 8″ x10″ | Oil Sketch | CJK These oil sketches were quick fire sketches – done with the kind of abandon one should shoot for especially when working with a model and under a time pressure. Don’t think too hard, just paint, and respond with intent, be alert. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in a larger canvas and longer pose, it lost the energy the spontaneity it became overworked, it’s a wiper now painted […]
Aqua Nude| 18″ x 24″ | Oil I will often explore a pose over and over, finding something different each time. When painting the same subject several times; often I change the scale of canvas, lighting or proportion. Painting in themes allows me to explore a subject deeply. If you would like to follow the studio sessions, consider signing up for my newsletter.