Claire West

About the artist

Statement

I am a painter, who paints because it makes me happy and I hope that it does the same for the viewer. I have a strong belief in the power of colour therapy in uplifting the spirit.

 

I love colour and enjoy exploring its contrasts and its vibrant and intense nature. In working in colour I like using colours that are often believed to not work together, in doing this I hope to break down the boundaries of what we should do and explore the freedom that is so often lost in art when we are no longer children.

 

I usually work on canvas in acrylic and inks, I produce textured work through layers of paint and random dripping of inks.

As the painting develops I will discover happy accidents which have evolved and help to form the finished painting, often dictating where detail will happen.

 

Biography

Claire West(b.1968) studied at Humberside University and gained B.A.Honours in Fine Art.

As well as exhibiting in galleries throughout the United Kingdom, Claire regularly holds workshops in painting and printmaking to groups of all ages and abilities, the aim of these workshops being "FUN" 

She paints mostly in acrylics and mixed media.

Claires work has featured on many television programmes, including I.T. Crowd, Life of Riley and Eastenders.

Exhibition History

01-12-2011 -   East Coast Open - Scarborough Art Gallery
01-11-2011  East Riding Open - Beverley Art Gallery
16-06-2011 -2-07-2011  Grassmere Festival of Arts
01-03-2011 - 01-05-2011  Hull Truck Theatre - Solo Show
02-10-2010-12-10-2010  Reveal open studios
10-09-2010- 12-10-2010  Reveal Eleven Hull
01-08-2010 - 1-09-2010  Bon Voyage. Artlink Hull
1-05-10 - 27-06-2010  2 woman show - A Feel for Colour at Gallery 49 Bridlington
25-03-2010 - 30-05-2010  Solo Exhibition at Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley
01-01-2010 - 01-01-2011  Exhibition of Paintings at Castle Hill Hospital Hull
2010  Paintings used in Channel 4 I.T.Crowd
01-11-2010 - 01-12-2010  Group Exhibition, Bainton Gallery East Yorkshire
01-10-2010 - 15-10-2010  Reveal - Artlink Hull
01-11-2010 - 01-01-2010  Beverley Art Gallery, East Yorkshire
01-03-2009 - 01-05-2009  Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
2009  Paintings used in Disney Channel productions