Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, via Prince Edward County for a bit, and having recently settled in Portland on the Rideau, Claire feels her learning adventure never ends. With over twenty years art experience, she is ever more drawn to the visual stimulation, the emotional engagement and the mental challenge experienced when she paints. Primarily self taught, Claire also 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, Ontario, 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 who love to say hello!
Claire's art work covers a wide range of subject matter as she is influenced by all that is around her. Her mediums of choice are both oils and watercolour, with relaxing exploration in the world of acrylic pours and resin. 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, but rather to create a feeling. She looks for you to enter her paintings and feel, experience your own story, and thus the created connection.
Claire invites you to come follow her artistic adventure and looks forward to seeing you at her own The Chandelier Tree Gallery/Studio in Portland (by chance or by appointment), and at various art shows in the beautiful Rideau Lakes area of Ontario, Canada.