About Claire J

Originally from Ottawa, via Prince Edward County for a bit, and having recently settled in Portland on the Rideau, Claire believes her learning journey never ends.  With over fifteen years art experience, she is a willing slave to the visual stimulation, the emotional engagement and the mental challenge experienced when she paints.  Primarily self taught, Claire has attended many selected community and college art classes and artist workshops.  Several of her paintings have found permanent homes across Canada, in the US, in Finland and in England and  a number of her works have received awards at art shows in Canada and the US.  

 

In Claire's gallery, situated in beautiful Portland where you look out onto the Big Rideau, you will see many of the original paintings shown here as well as archival prints and notecards. Commissions are welcomed.  You may be greeted by their two sweet Havanese fur babies, Chewbacca and Capone.

Claire's art work covers a wide range of subject matter as she is influenced by so much all around her. Her mediums of choice are both oils and watercolour, with recent exploration in the world of acrylic pours. Through her use of vibrant colour, light and movement, Claire strives to create images that are pleasing to her.  She has come to recognize that she doesn't try so much to tell a story with her paintings.  She looks for you to enter her paintings and feel, experience your own story.  And so a connection is created .......... 
 

Claire invites you to come follow her artistic journey and looks forward to seeing you at The Chandelier Tree Gallery/Studio in Portland (by chance or by appointment) and at various art shows in the beautiful Rideau Lakes area  ......................