Monday, April 11, 2016

Oak Bay Artists Spring Studio Tour

Satsuma III   Oil   16 x 16  $750

Wow, it's been so long since I posted, that I had trouble getting into my blog! I've been having wonderful adventures which have resulted in some series of paintings. My husband and I spent two months travelling to Hong Kong, Australia, and Bali, and had the time of our lives. I've just spent a few months since our return quietly painting away and trying not to be distracted by things like social media and housework. ha ha!  

Above is an Asian inspired Still Life that I'm really pleased with. I've been working on utilizing textiles in the background to reinforce the theme of the painting, to create depth, and to relate the background with the foreground. 

This upcoming weekend is the Oak Bay Artists Spring Studio Tour and I will be opening my home studio to the public, and exhibiting my new series of Still Life and Bali paintings. If you are in the area, I hope you can drop and say hi! Here is a link to a printable online map and brochure for the tour. You will find the PDF at the bottom of the page.



  1. I have missed you and your gorgeous work Claire! I can only imagine all the inspiration you get when traveling to Hong Kong....this piece is outstanding. Amazing vibrant colors! Welcome back!

    1. Hilda, thanks so much for your comment. I've missed you too! We did have an amazing time and the inspiration was overwhelming. I so appreciate having you as my blog friend! Thanks for welcoming me back.

  2. Bonjour chère Claire,

    Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver et d'admirer cette toute dernière peinture... De belles inspirations et des couleurs toujours aussi vivifiantes.
    Une très belle composition qui fera peut-être partie des oeuvres que vous allez exposées.
    Je vous souhaite un vif succès et de merveilleuses rencontres. Dommage que vous soyez trop loin de chez moi !

    Gros bisous ♡

    1. Dear Martine, Thank you for your lovely comment. You always study the image and take time with your comments to truly reflect what you appreciate in a painting. That is a gift to put words to the visual. Thank you for all your good wishes and I wish you lived closer as well, I'd love to meet you! Cheers!

  3. Hi Claire!
    So great to see you posting here again-
    This is beautiful! Did you acquire this lovely Asian pottery during your recent trip? I'm enjoying looking at this over and over. Well done!

    1. Hi Steven, Thank you, it's good to posting again. I'm so glad you like my painting. I actually acquired the pottery at a garage sale on Saltspring Island. It was owned by a well know artist who had painted it too many times and was happy for me find new inspiration in a treasured muse. Thank you for your kind comments. I also enjoyed looking at your blog. You're doing lovely work!