Norfolk artist Claire Cansick is directly inspired by nature and colour.
Her paintings explore woods and rivers on her doorstep as well as documenting poignant memories, the changing climate and natural events. Her work plays with recessive colour and compositional elements to create a sense of place, mood, interaction and experience. Claire's work starts with her own photos or sketches, working quickly before discarding the source material and letting the paint take over. Her work does not over concern itself with groups or series of paintings but one offs, with only her tight colour palette bridging between them. Currently she is embarking on several paintings of the sea swimmer's vista.
Claire is a member of The Arborealists, an artist group who's exploration of tree unites them.
Recent and future exhibitions include Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022, The Stables at Houghton Hall Norfolk 22/23 and solo exhibitions at Chappel Galleries in Essex, Gallery East in Woodbridge Suffolk and Firstsite in Essex 14 October 2023 - 14 April 2024.