About Claire J

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 prints and notecards. You may also 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 .......... 

With over fifteen years art experience, Claire remains a forever emerging artist because she believes her learning journey never ends.  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 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.  
 

Claire invites you to come follow her artistic journey as it continues to evolve.  She 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  ...................... 

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