Lot 356 - Claire Cansick - Pyrocumulonimbus
Oil on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
I’m drawn to painting nature and not just its passive beauty but its wrath and destructive beauty, especially when influenced by climate change. Drawing plays an important element to my work as it is where I’m most instinctive, which I translate into paintings. I’m an active member of The Arborealists who through their love of trees seek to strengthen their importance through art and conservation. I paint from my studio in the garden near Norwich.
Norwich University of the Arts 1996
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022
British Painting 3, Bermondsey Project Space
Avant Gardeners, Houghton Hall
Sir John Hurt Art Prize 2021
Somewhere Unexpected, Norwich Castle
Chappel Galleries, Essex
Gallery East, Suffolk
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Following on from my ongoing project on climate I decided to paint some images from the summer of fire, forest fires ignited by the heatwave, and a tornado from a video by a storm chaser in the USA. These extreme weather events give me a chance to be expressive with the materials while retaining the equanimity of the original image. I like to look at recessive colours and experiment with a limited palette of four colours, working in oil. Drawing plays a big part in my work so I wanted to make a charcoal drawing for the auction as it’s a medium I love to work with.
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