"My work has evolved from a great passion for exploring light, colour and texture. With Impressionism and the natural world as a constant inspiration, I create richly textured oil paintings using only a small painting knife, inviting the viewer to stand by my side."
British artist, Clare Law is passionate about the landscape around her. She works from her studio in the heart of the beautiful Tamar Valley in Cornwall. Having been inspired by the richness of Impressionism throughout her life, her sculptural creative process involves a method of working using oils with only a small painting knife.
The importance of texture has been unconditional, a conscious response to the physicality of the subject matter. The tonal values and light are beautifully observed and represented in the peaks and valleys of the oils.
Her eye for detail enables Clare to fully explore and work with the complexity of light, colour and texture. In particular, she is drawn to the rich vegetation and scenes of water where the intricacy of all three values can be fully explored. Through this method, she is able to create beautiful vistas that celebrate nature. Her delight at the natural world is tangible and drives her need to embrace those perfect moments to be shared.
Each painting is created over many weeks, from the moment on-site when the composition is considered and photographically captured, to the slow layering of thick luxurious oil paint. Bright with colour and deep with texture, the whole pleasurable process can be viewed in each painting as though you are standing by the artist, observing the magnificent view.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist