Styling With Art by Mandy Poernig 5th April 2016 includes a review of my landscape paintings.
‘Cansick’s work in one word has to be charming. Fascinated by nature, her atmospheric landscapes explore the striking scenery that sits right on her doorstep. Her woodland impressions use light and colour to draw the viewer’s eye into the painting. Cansick’s landscape series in particular was one of her first forays into experimenting with colour, moving away from a muted palette as a way of better highlighting nature’s abundant greens.’
My exploration of the landscape is largely concerned with colour, playing with reality, intensity and contrast while also looking at line and silhouette.
Using my drawings to inform each painting begins an abstraction process and I reapply detail from my photos of journeys and the Norfolk landscape.
Rise Art curator says, ‘Claire’s vacant, poetic landscapes are inspired by her Norfolk heritage. With a subtle use of colour and brush work, she captures the sunlight beautifully, making these works the perfect way to bring nature indoors.’
Backwater Dream, pictured right, has been shortlisted for Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019 and will be appearing at The Affordable Art Fair 2019 at London Hampstead 9 – 12 May. The painting is of a memory of a boat trip in Kerala where beauty overwhelms the soul.