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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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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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Anne Packard, American Contemporary Artist, mentors artist, Claire J. Kendrick

Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012


Anne Packard and I first met in the historic streets of St. Augustine in 2011.  She was exhibiting her one-woman show at the Cutter and Cutter Brilliance in Color Gallery.  We had an immediate rapport because we have one thing in common—-painting…….and it consumes our lives!  This year Anne invited me to her home in Provincetown, Cape Cod, to stay with her and paint for ten days.  While there I also studied with her daughter, Cynthia Packard, which was a huge learning and high energy experience.  It has been a gift to be mentored by Anne.  She also knew that Cynthia could push me and help me grow as an artist.  I was blown away by the experience!  This year marks tremendous growth in my work and I credit this growth to the time spent with Anne and Cynthia.

Cynthia Packard points to painting by Raoul Dufy, Claudine vue de dos ou nu au fauteuil vert 1906.

Cynthia Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Cynthia was passionate about paying attention to the four edges of the canvas, strong composition,  and considering the whole painting.  This concept was taught to her by her mentor, the late Fritz Bulman, American Abstract Expressionist.



Anne Packard outside the Packard Gallery, Provincetown, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Anne brings to her work an instinct and skill drawn from a deep family well of American and European painters.  A third-generation Provincetown painter, her grandfather, Max Bohm, was a leading turn-of-the-century impressionist painter.    Max came to Provincetown in 1916 with many other European and American artists.  Her grandmother, great aunt, uncle and mother were also respected painters.  An artistic vein runs strongly in her family and continues with her children.  Finding artists whose work you admire and respect is everything…..finding that they will work with you is overwhelming!

Anne complimented some of my paintings that were hanging in the Worley Faver Gallery in 2011.  It is a huge honor for any artist when your painting speaks or evokes a reaction……it’s a confirmation and validation that something’s there———–a spark to ignite!  Working with Anne in 2012 was essential as experienced eyes can see faults and weaknesses in our painting.  The key to learning is to stay open, to hear the suggested fix.  I was prepared to roll up my sleeves and work from the gut….face the grit, have thick skin and be prepared to hear the truth!  Oh, by the way, they can be a dynamic duo and hard task masters!  The pearls of wisdom only happen if you’re prepared to put up with a little grit in the shell.  The life of an artist is a solitary profession.  Once in a while you find another artist who will help and encourage you.  Who will offer advice?  That advice is only useful if you truly respect the work of the artist who offers it.

Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012


Over the ten day stay, too many books to read were thrust in my direction…….”read this, “oh, you will love this”, “when you get time have a look at this”!  The “must try” product list was growing by the day.  A savvy i-Pad user, Anne quickly types in a name…..have you ever seen such plagiarism!  Entertaining and heated topics such as marketing, galleries, travel, and new paint products, famous artists both living and deceased were debated every evening.  Life, love,  and  art, talked and stories shared……..this has been a special experience and one I treasure.  Painting is a lifelong quest and at 80 years of age Anne is passionate and dedicated.  I was struck and impressed that her daily quest is to improve her craft as an artist.

Painting can be one of the most heartbreaking and rewarding professions.  Anne and Cynthia taught me that “the struggle” is a natural part of the process for a painter.  They also taught me about  stamina, discipline and fearlessness……the importance of bringing emotion, depth and passion into your work……….and that every brush mark helps define your creative style and helps you find you voice as an artist.


Selected Review  by Anne Packard, 2012 

“All the senses seem to be wide open in Claire’s paintings…………she is a talented and committed painter and clearly has her own voice…..a painter’s painter.  I would place my bets on Claire now and in the future.”

Photo 1 – Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Photo 2 – Cynthia Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Photo 3 – Cynthia Packard points to painting by Raoul Dufy, Claudine vue de dos ou nu au fauteuil vert 1906.

Photo 4 – Anne Packard outside the Packard Gallery, Provincetown, Cape Cod. MA 2012

Photo 5 – Anne Packard in her studio, Cape Cod. MA 2012


Claire J KendrickExhibition, Interview, Oil PaintingOctober 31, 20120 comments
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New Exhibit of Paintings at the Worley Faver Gallery, St Augustine

The Worley Faver Gallery is excited to present the latest works by Claire J Kendrick.  Claire recently devoted herself to intensive study with American Contemporary Artist Anne Packard and these stunning paintings reveal the influence that Anne has had on Claire’s work.

Claire demonstrates the principle that with each brush stroke you have an opportunity to express emotion, depth and passion.  Her paintings inevitably evoke a response from the viewer that is consistent with her intention.

Anne has stated that Claire is a “painter’s painter” and one that has “found her own voice.”  Praise from a renowned artist such as Anne Packard speaks volumes for one of the most talented artists in our gallery.


November 3rd Art Walk – Late Night Opening


November 17th Nights of Lights – Late Night Opening


Claire J KendrickExhibition, UncategorizedOctober 27, 20120 comments
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Beach Watch

48″ x 48″ | Oil Encaustic | In my new home

I haven’t been blogging for a while as I was traveling in Ireland and when my husband and I returned to the USA we closed on a new home. Yea…  more space to create paintings. Inspiration all around as we are moving near the beach, inter coastal and marsh all subjects I love to paint. Figurative work still pushes and challenges my painting so of course that’s a ” must”.

Art Walks in St Augustine have gone from strength to strength. The gallery’s stay open late on the first Friday of every month and visitors have the chance to talk about art and meet the artists exhibiting. It was a delight that so many people visited the “Worley Faver Gallery” and showed an interest in my painting in particular there were lots of questions about the encaustic technique. So thus the choice painting – Beach Watch.


Claire J KendrickOil PaintingOctober 8, 20121 comment
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Jacksonville Marsh Land

Plein-air study on location at Dutton Island, Jacksonville. FL

The photos show this painting at different stages.

The plein air set up with umbrella this cuts down the light on the canvas. It can be easy to paint too dark outdoors because there is so much light. When you get the painting inside they look like mud, the umbrella helps cut out some light. Remember to paint a little bit lighter than you see when painting “plein air”.

12″ x 12″ | Jacksonville Marsh Land | In Studio


Claire J KendrickOil Painting, Plein AirApril 13, 20120 comments
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Little Gems

 Saturday March 17th, 2012 from 5pm-8.30pm

“Little Gems” – This unique event will be at the Worley Faver Gallery and will be an opportunity to purchase paintings for under $500.  This established gallery will be giving collectors a special chance to meet the artists and view smaller works of art, not usually on display.

Narrative painter Russ Wilson will be joined by three talented ladies, who are members of “Women Painters of the South East”. Visit the Worley Faver Gallery to see a stunning collection of paintings by Claire J. Kendrick, Kristin Hosbein and Wendy Norton.

Please contact me at should you wish to be added to the guest list for this event. Thank you


Claire J KendrickUncategorizedMarch 9, 20120 comments
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My work represented by the Worley Faver Pottery Gallery

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The Worley Faver Gallery in St Augustine have been representing my paintings. It has been a great experience to be a part of the St Augustine Art Scene, getting to know the owners Worley and Dena Faver and the other artists in the area. I plein air paint with two of the artists who exhibit in the gallery Lyn Asselta, and Richard Scott Morgan.< /p>

Worley’s pottery has been picked up by major gallery “Brilliance in Color Fine Art Gallery” his work will now displayed in their gallery at 25 King Street. It’s great news for Worley, his work is incredible and I have had the chance to learn the method of hand building pottery from the Master.
Visit the gallery and take a look at the paintings, at the once a month Art Walk. It’s a self guided tour happening on the 1st Friday of every month. We’d love to see you at 11A Aviles Street at the Worley Faver Gallery.

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Here are a few my pots – one has been fired and the other two are still drying!


This gallery closed in Feb 2013, my work is now represented by the Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville.

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, PotteryFebruary 13, 20112 comments
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