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.”
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.