Claire Cansick is a British artist who explores diverse themes in her rural art. Cansick paints landscapes from across the world, documenting everything from the forests of her home in Norfolk to more exotic scenes of mangrove forests crawling with monkeys. Her mastery of colour and clean use of lines makes her work stand out, making it an excellent addition to any collection.
The countryside has always sparked the imagination of artists, evoking ideas of both the beauty and power of nature. Rural art might depict grand landscapes dominated by lakes and mountains, or may be a peaceful portrayal of the life and homes of people who live in rural surroundings. Through these paintings, drawings and photographs, artists showcase not only the beauty and intrigue of the world around us, but also speak of our relationship to nature.
Rural art became particularly popular during the Romantic period when artists such as John Constable and Thomas Cole painted moody landscapes that illustrated the beauty of nature and emphasised its importance in a rapidly industrialising world. To the Romantics, nature held an almost spiritual significance and was held in the highest regard.