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Name: Claire West

Medium:Painting

Artist Statement

I am a painter, who paints because it makes me happy and I hope that it does the same for the viewer. I have a strong belief in the power of colour therapy in uplifting the spirit.

I love colour and enjoy exploring its contrasts and its vibrant and intense nature. In working in colour I like using colours that are often believed to not work together, in doing this I hope to break down the boundaries of what we should do and explore the freedom that is so often lost in art when we are no longer children.

I usually work on canvas in acrylic and inks, I produce textured work through layers of paint and random dripping of inks.

As the painting develops I will discover happy accidents which have evolved and help to form the finished painting, often dictating where detail will happen.

Claire West (b.1968) studied at Humberside University and gained B.A.Honours in Fine Art.

As well as exhibiting in galleries throughout the United Kingdom, Claire regularly holds workshops in painting and printmaking to groups of all ages and abilities, the aim of these workshops being “FUN”

She paints mostly in acrylics and mixed media.

Claires work has featured on many television programmes, including I.T. Crowd, Life of Riley and Eastenders.

Available Works from Claire West