Claire West

About the artist

Current Exhibitions

27/09/2014  Animal Kingdon - The Blue Tree Gallery, York
27/09/2014  Happiness - Janet Bell Gallery, Beaumaris
12/09/2014  Country Pursuits X - whitehouse gallery, Kirkudbright

Past Exhibitions

25/07/2014  Animal Magic
13/06/2014  Be Happy
15/03/2014  The Garden Room
08/03/2014  Its Animal Magic
31/05/2013  Solo show by Claire West
18/05/2013  Fresh Faces - Harrison Lord Gallery
11/05/2013  "Smile" Solo Show by Claire West - Artlink, Hull
15/10/2012  4 Women Painters - The Blue Tree Gallery, York
08/09/2012  Beverley and Beyond - Amanti, Beverley
21/04/2012  Elementals - According to Mcgee, York
02/04/2012  Print - Art and Rose Gallery, Pocklington
18/03/2012  Creatures Great and Small - saltbox Gallery, york
03/03/2012  Awakenings - Gallery 49, Bridlington
03/10/2011  Reveal - Beverley Minster, Beverley
06/08/2011  Birdsong - Gallery 49, Bridlington
25/06/2011  Landmark Art Fair - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington Lock
17/06/2011  Blooming Marvellous - Grassington Festival - Grassington Town Hall, Grassington., Grassington
19/05/2011  Masterclass Printmaking and Jewellery Exhibition - University Of Hull Art Collection, Hull
22/04/2011  Ways of Seeing - Sledmere Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire, Driffield
02/03/2011  Claire West in Colour - Hull Truck Theatre, Hull, Hull
18/02/2011  Northern Lights Print - Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull
31/08/2010  Secret Gardens
20/07/2010  Bon Voyage - Artlink, Hull
01/05/2010  A Feeling for Colour - Gallery 49, Bridlington
01/04/2010  Second Sight
30/01/2010  Group Show

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