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Low Tide Time

48×48 | Oil on Canvas

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 KendrickSeascape SeriesJune 13, 20170 comments
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“Changing Tide”

“Changing Tide” finds a new home, thank you to new collectors for allowing me to share a photograph of this 5ft x 6ft, oil encaustic seascape painting installed in their beautiful home!

– When the tide changes, there is a short period in a body of tidal water when all is calm, when the water is completely unstressed, and there is no movement either way in the tidal stream, the ocean seemingly stands still before the movement and momentum of tidal stream reverses. Everyone needs an excuse stop, and just let the world go by! Enjoy your changing tide time!!



Claire J KendrickInstallation, Newsletter, Oil Painting, Publicity, SeascapeMarch 1, 20140 comments
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Two Part Harmony

Two Part Harmony | 30″ x 60″ | Oil


Recent Painting of surf, two panels hung as a diptych. Oil and wax paintings on Ampersand Panels. (30″ x 30″) (30″ x 30″)

Below more paintings from the Seascape Series –



Claire J KendrickOil PaintingNovember 4, 20130 comments
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Morning at the Marsh


Morning at the Marsh I & II | 48″ x 48″ each | Oil on Canvas


These paintings are from a Marsh Series,  new paintings are exhibiting at The Fairfax Gallery, Jacksonville and Grace Gallery, Winter Park.

Living near the inter-coastal means I have a short walk to sketch and paint the marsh anytime I want. Its a constant source of inspiration and changes so dramatically from season to season. There is even a drastic change morning and evening!

Claire J KendrickExhibition, Oil Painting, Plein AirOctober 21, 20130 comments
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