Claire Cansick Norfolk, United Kingdom
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I make landscape paintings of poignant memories, weather and natural phenomenon while concentrating on recessive colours created with a limited palette. I exhibit all over the UK and I am an active member of the artist groups The Arborealists and ArtCan. I paint from my studio in my garden in Norfolk.

I love to explore the infinite possibilities offered by landscape particularly by looking at recessive colours. My experimentation with colour is not a contrived exercise, rather an instinctive response to my experience and emotion evoked. I use a limited palette which evolves across my work and which includes a core four colours at any time.

I paint quickly to begin with, sometimes using oil sticks, in order to capture emotion and energy and will then add detail in varying degrees. I use drawings and my own photos as starting points for paintings, taking them from life, films and TV news reports, or splicing several elements together. At some point I let the painting take over discarding the source material.

After completing a BA Fine Art Printmaking at Norwich University of the Arts I continued to paint and draw developing my oil painting skills which are largely self taught through my own practice and experimentation.

Artwork

World Serpent drawings, charcoal on paper, 2021

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Above Us Only Sky, oil on canvas, 2021, 3000

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All Your Dreams, oil on canvas, 2021, 2600

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Not A Drop To Drink, oil on wood panel, 2021, 1000

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The Paroxysm Of Stromboli, oil on wood panel, 2019

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Caen Meadow, oil on canvas, 2019

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Man In The Sky, oil on canvas, 2019

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We Look at the Same Stars, oil on canvas, 2020

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Beyond Silence, oil on canvas, 2020

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Shepherd's Delight, Giclee on Hahnemuhle paper, 2017, £150

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Kerala Lagoon, oil on gesso board, 2018, £900

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Backwater Dream, oil on canvas, 2018, 3000

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The Poacher's Track, Oil on canvas, 2018, 750

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Trespassing For Art V, oil on canvas, 2018, 1200

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The Search, oil on canvas, 2018, 900

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Gentleness Clears The Soul, oil on canvas, 2017, 3000

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Upcoming events

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    Trees and the Sacred : The Arborealists

      The Hostry  |    Exhibition  |    28/04/2022 to 28/05/2022

    The Arborealists and invited artists mount an exhibition about trees and their sacred aspects throughout the culture from ancient to modern time.

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Projects and exhibitions

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Climate Project 2022

01/01/2022 — ongoing

I would like to introduce you to a year long project I am about to start 2022 with a view to exhibiting it in its entirety in 2023.

Norwich Details

Trees and Woodland of Exmoor and Dartmoor

01/05/2020 — 04/07/2020

A group show by The Arborealists where I showed two paintings of Exmoor's Culbone Wood and Horner Wood.

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Details

Fake News

05/03/2020 — 09/03/2020

ArtCan exhibition of works responding to the title of Fake News where I exhibited four paintings of tv news reports of climate change disasters.

Offshoot Gallery, London Details

Art Fair East 2019

28/11/2019 — 01/12/2019

Showed my latest paintings at this up coming art fair in Norwich 2019.

St Anrew's Hall, Norwich Details

Young Gallery Salisbury . The Arborealists

02/08/2019 — 24/08/2019

Group exhibition of the Arborealists which includes my painting Backwater Dream

Young Gallery Salisbury Details

Jacksons Open Painting Prize 2019

08/05/2019 — 12/05/2019

The Affordable Art Fair My painting ‘Backwater Dream’ was shortlisted in the Jacksons Open Painting Prize 2019 in the top 1% of 5500 entries. Jacksons represented the painting at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, London 2019.

The Affordable Art Fair 2019, Hampstead, London Details

Paint In Progress

18/03/2019 — 30/03/2019

Group show of work in progress, curated by Andy Reeve.

Anteros Arts, Norwich Details

Arborealists a Collégiale Sainte-Croix de Loudun

08/03/2019 — 24/04/2019

26 Arborealists exhibiting at the extensive venue in central France.

Collégiale Sainte-Croix de Loudun, Loudun, France Details

New Year Selection Chappel Galleries

05/01/2019 — 24/02/2019

I was invited to submit for the New Year Selection by curators Edna and Władysław Mirecki.

Chappel Galleries, Chappel, Essex Details

Art Fair East 2018

29/11/2018 — 02/12/2018

Art Fair East is in Norwich and I exhibited my latest landscape paintings and drawings.

St Andrew's Hall, Norwich Details

East Anglian Arborealists

01/09/2018 — 31/10/2018

Exhibition of 7 East Anglian Arborealists at the site of John Constable's The Haywain.

Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk Details

The Arborealists

21/07/2018 — 02/09/2018

Beautifully hung show which spanned all room of Black Swan Arts venue and included 40 Arborealists.

Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset Details

The Arborealists

07/07/2018 — 04/08/2018

Group exhibition of The Arborealists including my paintings 'The Search' 'The Poachers' and 'Trespassing For Art V'

John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire Details

Wells Maltings Trust: Connection

26/06/2018 — 30/09/2018

Open submission exhibition for the opening of Wells Maltings new venue in North Norfolk. My painting 'Gentleness Clears The Soul' selected.

Wells Maltings, Wells, Norfolk Details

Halesworth Gallery Opening Show 2018

27/04/2018 — 16/05/2018

Three artists, one room each, open the exhibiting season at Halesworth Gallery in Suffolk.

Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth Details

Spring Art Show Norwich

11/04/2018 — 15/04/2018

A yearly event in Norwich showcasing multiple artists from the surrounding area

The Forum, Norwich Details

ArtRooms 2017

20/01/2017 — 29/01/2017

Included in the National Open Art room at ArtRooms 2017 with my artwork titled Chair.

Meliá White House, London Details
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