The Gallery at Tree’s Place

The Gallery at Tree’s Place

RTE 6A at 28   Orleans, Massachusetts 02653   PHONE 508.255.1330

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday form 10AM -5:30PM

Happy Holidays! Our annual small works show is now online and in the main gallery. There are more than 100 works to choose from – all in time for holiday gift giving. Give the gift of fine art for joy that lasts a lifetime! On view until December 24th. Free and open to the public. For all inquiries, please call 508-255-1330, or you can email us at

We now have a YouTube Channel, so if you can’t visit the gallery in person to view our exhibitions, you can see what you missed. Simply search for The Gallery at Tree’s Place!


About Claire Kendrick

Claire was born in Ireland and attended college in England at Manchester Metropolitan University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree. Claire worked as a fashion designer in France, Belgium, Sweden and England before relocating to the United States of America in 2006. It was then she returned to painting, full time and exhibiting her work in Florida. Expressive brushwork, strong sense of color, dramatic composition and surface texture are strong characteristics, showing the unique voice in a CJK painting.

Cape Cod is very dear to me. My friend and mentor Anne Packard introduced me to the area when she invited me to Cape Cod, in 2011, I returned in 2016, when I was awarded a coveted residency at the “C-Shape” Dune Shack. Located in Cape Cod National Seashore, by Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. Many famous artists and writers have lived in these rustic dune shacks, seeking isolation and enhancing their creativity – most notable being Eugene O’Neill, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer and Jackson Pollock. Visiting just recently again in 2022 renewed my interest in exhibiting on the Cape with the dream of spending summers painting. I have a love of the coastline, and the summer temperatures offer a much-needed reprieve from the heat in Florida. I want to reach a new collector but also spend more time on the Cape. The beauty of the Cape coastline, estuaries and salt marshes are breathtaking, and any painter will tell you there is a lifetime of inspiration. For a decade I have plein air sketches and paintings they are specific to the area, so it seemed important to explore showcasing my voice and viewpoint in this highly competitive and populated art market. I am delighted to be represented by Mike Donovan (owner) & Hannah Conway, The Gallery at Trees Place. – Claire Kendrick

I was very fortunate that early in my career, my paintings caught the attention of Anne Packard, an American Contemporary Painter from Cape Cod, MA. Anne was having a one woman show in St Augustine, FL and was staying locally. She came into the gallery that represented my work and commented to the gallery owners that at last she had found a painter who knew how to paint. The owners asked Anne if she would give me a critique of my work. “I will give her 15 mins…tell her to be here at 10am tomorrow morning!” We met the next morning as planned and after talking for more than two hours I had an invitation to stay with Anne and paint on Cape Cod. Since then, Anne has been very gracious with her time and knowledge and her nod of approval and mentoring have given me the confidence to push through barriers in the art world. It also made galleries and collectors take a second look. – Claire Kendrick

(Selected Review) – “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.”

– Anne Packard. 2012.

I have continued to grow and develop my painting technique and been very fortunate to work with some great galleries who do an awesome job representing my work.

As an artist my goal is to use quality paint and products so that the archival integrity of the painting will stand the test of time. As a full-time working artist, I have a self-driven desire to propel my work forward and over time the catalogue of work will grow and develop and each year. The gallery representatives are essential in reaching and growing a collector base that recognize and appreciate my paintings.

The Galleries I partner with offer fabulous exhibition space which allow the paintings to breath, curated elegantly with other complimenting works of art. They champion the artists they represent and when your part of that, it’s an essential piece of the success story for any artist.

The Gallery at Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA