Claire Chandler’s Early Career
Although born in Hereford, England, Claire has spent much of her life travelling and exploring the world. Her passion for travel and experiencing new places pervades much of her work. The artist graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from The University of Northumbria in 1997 with the Terry Stephenson Prize.
Artistic Style and Practice
Informed by bold colour, wandering shapes and forms, her paintings elicit emotional responses in both the artist and the spectator. Encapsulating a visceral response to nature and the world around us, Claire’s paintings communicate that which is impossible to put into words. These abstract paintings often resemble dreamscapes, richly coloured and thoughtfully layered with acrylic and oil, making for an unignorable technical and visual depth that demands to be explored.
Press and Exhibitions
Claire has been runner up for the Celeste Art Prize and has enjoyed frequent exhibitions in and around London. She currently lives and works in Carshalton, Surrey. The artist is a fully qualified drawing and painting tutor at Sutton College and runs workshops and private art classes from her home studio.