Claire Cansick Norfolk, United Kingdom
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I make landscape paintings of poignant memories and places 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 each scene, illustrating my experience and any emotion evoked. I use a limited palette which evolves across my work but includes only four colours at a time.

I paint quickly to begin with 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. Using memory is another starting point and I utilise my work to paint romantic imagery of the past which take on a dream like quality I enjoy.

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

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

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The Search, oil on canvas, 2018, 900

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

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The Poachers, Oil on canvas, 2018, 750

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The Sun Blasts Your Shadow III, Pastel and pencil on gesso, 2018, 500

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Days Float Through My Eyes, Oil on canvas, 2018, 900

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

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Backwater Dream, oil on canvas, 2018, 3000

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

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

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Beyond Silence, oil on canvas, 2020

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

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Man In The Sky, oil on canvas, 2019

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Caen Meadow, oil on canvas, 2019

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The Paroxysm Of Stromboli, oil on wood panel, 2019

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Upcoming events

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    Celebrating Trees

      St. Margaret's Church of Art  |    Exhibition  |    01/11/2021 to 13/11/2021

    Celebrating Trees will exhibit a spectrum of responses to how trees affect our lives. I will be exhibiting paintings of wildfires.

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Projects and exhibitions

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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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