About Me

 

 

 

 

My emotive landscapes and figure paintings concentrate on colour, line and silhouette and are inspired by the Norfolk landscape and poignant memories.

I work from my imagination, sketches and photos combining all three when constructing a painting. At some point the painting takes over and I go with what’s happening on the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

Rise Art’s Head Curator Rebecca Gordon says:

“I particularly like Claire Cansick’s female figure series. Her play with perspective and linear quality of drawing result in isolated, otherworldly female giants. They remind me of the work of Egon Scheile.”

The Insider Adriana Marques says:

“Claire’s stylised take on our natural and human world creates beautiful compositions that lure us in. The dappled light in her forest scenes appears tangible and seductive, while her towering female figures provide another eerie perspective on the familiar.”

 

 

 

 

Have look at this interview I gave in February 2018 for lovely fellow artist Claire Leach to learn more about what inspires me #clairesunite

More info

Gt.Yarmouth School of Art 1991

NUA  BA Printmaking 1996

Riverside Art & Glass Gallery Manager 2014-2017

Rise Art Featured Artist 2011- present

Member of The Arborealists

Influences:  Victor Pasmore, Cy Twombly, David Hockney, Gary Hume, Tracy Emin, Ben Nicholson, Yves Klein, Katherine Bradford, George Shaw, Mark Rothko, Egon Schiele, Susan Rothenberg, Edvard Munch, Sandro Botticelli, Alfred Wallis, Antony Gormley, Milton Avery, Billy Childish,  John McAllister, Ken Kiff, Max Seckel, Daniel Heidkamp, Peter Doig, Felix Vallotton, Kim Dorland, Henrietta Dubrey, Picasso, Henri Matisse, Ishii Nobuo, Tom Hammick and Alberto Giacometti.