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about

I use my observations of my surroundings to explore intricate tones and colour juxtapositions. With pared down and minimal composition and working often within a square format using strong horizontals, I use repeated motifs such as the tree to draw the eye into my exploration of the painting surface. I hope to reveal on closer inspection a quiet, restrained yet rich palette of colour and tone, echoing the landscape spaces I encounter and conveying the atmosphere of the setting.

Retaining a sense of the hand in a variety of mark making is an important part of the work and my larger paintings take time to complete as I build up many layers of colour. I want to create something to look at which is dynamic and interesting yet at the same time calm, composed and balanced.

Edinburgh Blossom oil on canvas 28 x 76
A Fine Art graduate of Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, Claire is a practising painter working in oils and represented by the gallery Cameron Contemporary Art based in Brighton and Hove and represented at UK wide art fairs.

A member of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland she is a regular at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and Bristol and has work in many private collections. Claire lives and works in Duns in the Scottish Borders.


Solo Exhibitions

October 2016 - STILL at Dundas Street Gallery Edinburgh with Cameron Contemporary Art
October 2015 - REVERIE at Chelsea Arts Club and Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton and Hove
October 2013 - ARBOR at Store Street Gallery London and Cameron Contemporary Art Brighton and Hove


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 (forthcoming)
Sept - Affordable Art Fair, Bristol with Cameron Contemporary Art
Aug - Dancing Light Gallery, West Linton, Midlothian
Jun - Mixed Summer Exhibition, Fidra Fine Art, East Lothian
Jun - Art under £500, Smith Gallery, Glasgow
May - arTay, Perth Festival of the Arts in association with Frames Gallery, Perth
May - Festival, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton
May - Early Summer Landscapes, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire
May - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Mar - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Mar - Spring Exhibition at White Fox Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders
Mar - New Work, Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire

2016
Sept - Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Aug - Macmillan Art Show, Bonham's Edinburgh
Aug - 'Ya Bass!' Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick
Aug - Allanbank Arts Annual Exhibition, Duns, Scottish Borders
Jun/July - The Colour of Summer, Cameron Contemporary Art, Brighton and Hove
Jun/July - Summer Exhibition, The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
June - Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, With Cameron Contemporary Art
Mar - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art
April - The New Chelsea Art Fair, with Cameron Contemporary Art

2015
Mar - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art
April - The Affordable Show (art under £1000), Cameron Contemporary Art
April - The New Chelsea Art Fair, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Apr-Jun - Spring Exhibition at The Stone Wall Gallery, Scottish Borders
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Sept - The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Nov - Windsor Contemporary Art Fair with Junction Gallery,Oxfordshire
Nov - Winter exhibition with Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Dec - Christmas exhibition with Cameron Contemporary Art

2014
Dec - RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Nov/Dec - Cameron Contemporary Art Christmas Exhibition
October - ‘Landscapes’ Cameron Contemporary Art, Hove
Sept - The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol with Cameron Contemporary Art
Aug - ‘Inspired!’ The Macmillan Art Show, Bonham’s Edinburgh
July / Aug - Summer Show at The Albany Gallery, Cardiff
July/Aug - Summer Show at The Amy Christie Gallery, Edinburgh
July / Aug - Summer Show at Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
June - The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead with Cameron Contemporary Art
May/June - Summer Show at The Stone Wall Gallery, Scottish Borders
April - Border Artists at Duns Castle with Art Amatoria
Mar - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Mar - Crossing Borders group show at Coldstream Gallery

2013
Nov - Macmillan Art Show, Bonham’s Edinburgh
Oct - The Scottish Show, Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Sept - Gallery Ten, Stafford Street Edinburgh
July - Allanbank Arts Annual Exhibition, Duns, Scottish Borders
June - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, with Cameron Contemporary Art
May - Gallery Ten, Stafford Street, Edinburgh
The Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, with Cameron Contemporary Art
The New Chelsea Art Fair, London, with Cameron Contemporary Art
Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Cameron Contemporary Art

2012
Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead Heath, with Cameron Contemporary Art
New Artists at Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Affordable Art Fair Bristol, with Cameron Contemporary Art
The Christmas Show, Gallery 40, Brighton with Cameron Contemporary Art
Chelsea Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art

2011
RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
Christmas Show at Walker Contemporary, Harrogate
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
Autumn exhibition at Found Gallery, Dunbar, East Lothian
Group exhibition at Walker Art Galleries, Harrogate
Bristol Affordable Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
Border Artists at Duns Castle with Art Amatoria
Chelsea Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art
London Affordable Art Fair with Cameron Contemporary Art

2010
RGI Annual Christmas Postcard Exhibition, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
149th Annual Exhibition, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow
RSA Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Aberdeen Artists' Society Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen

2009
The Aspect Prize, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley
RSA Spring Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Prizes and Awards
Visual Artist Award from Scottish Borders Council and Creative Arts and Business Network - 2012
Helen A Rose Bequest - for distinguished work at Edinburgh College of Art - 1997

Associations
Member of the Society of Scottish Artists
Member of Visual Arts Scotland
Scottish Artist’s Union member