Claire Jane Kendrick, was born in Ireland and attended college in England at Manchester Metropolitan University, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree. She worked as a fashion designer in France, Belgium, Sweden and England before relocating to the United States of America in 2006. It was then she returned to painting, full time and exhibiting her work in Ja c k s o n v i l l e a n d S t . Augustine, Florida. A gifted colorist, her paintings are bold, rich, and beautifully textured. Her landscape, still life and figurative paintings push color, a result perhaps from her experience working in color forecasting in Paris, France.
Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. “I love the expanse of the marshlands, the big cloudscapes, the scenery is dramatic and I try to express that in my landscape paintings. When you’re out painting in these isolated places it feels like you have the world to yourself. The subtle shifts of light can in a moment calm or energize the environment.” Her paintings are color sensations, passionate responses, and magical experiences.
Attracting a local and international following, Claire is dedicated to pursuing her painting career, and has studied with Contemporary American Painters, notably Cynthia Packard and Anne Packard.
“All the senses seem to be wide open in Claire’s paintings............she is a talented and committed painter and clearly has her own voice.....a painter’s painter. I would place my bets on Claire now and in the future.” Anne Packard, 2012