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- Artist Bio
Everything Changed (but the trees)
Original Abstract Painting
Image Size: H 95cm x W 85cm
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In March 2020 when we went into lock down I felt the need to walk through our local parks to ease my anxiety. I started to notice the ancient trees right on my doorstep, beautiful giants that I had not noticed before. I began to make observational charcoal drawings or portraits of 8 trees in our local park and these became the basis for a series of paintings. I was and continue to be fascinated by the marks, scars and history of these beautiful giants, essential to our fragile planet, completely unaffected by our current situation.
Claire Chandler was born in Hereford yet spent much of her childhood living abroad. This developed into a love of travel and experiencing new places. Claire graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from The University of Northumbria in 1997 with the Terry Stephenson Prize. She has since been runner up for the Celeste Art Prize, has had regular exhibitions in and around London. She currently lives and works in Carshalton, Surrey. “My work is a direct response to my surroundings, visual memories of places I have lived, travelled to or explored. Colour, shape and form evoke responses in both the artist and the spectator – often these responses are indefinable. Through a layering of colour and a richness of surface I invite the viewer to wander and explore, creating their own personal journey.”
Size: H:95 cm x W:85 cm