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- Artist Bio
Night Calm By Claire Podesta 
Oil on canvas
Image size: H:72 cm x W:103 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:72 cm x W:103 cm x D:3.5cm
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Night Calm is a contemporary romanticist painting by Claire Podesta. The layering of brush strokes gives the work a sense of motion that is evocative of William Turner’s style. My paintings are abstract works in oils or acrylics on canvas and paper. They are multi-layered and textural with bold brush strokes. My focus is on the process of making a painting, which is a meditative intuitive experience where the outcome is often unexpected. The coasts of Britain, the southern Mediterranean and the landscapes of the Chiltern Hills often provide my inspiration. Turner – described by John Ruskin as ‘the father of modern art’ – is a huge influence on my work and I can spend a whole day immersed in the Turner collection at Tate Britain.