Modern impressionist artist Claire McCall paints light-filled images of everyday beach scenes.
Originally‚ I picked up the palette knife to loosen my painting technique. With a brush in hand‚ I was often tempted to agonise over the detail. I actually love the loss of control that the knife provides and the application of oil paint with its buttery texture.
There have been no formal art lessons in my time as a painter‚ only a few demonstration workshops by a select few painting heroes of mine‚ but my greatest teachers have been the actual artworks of the impressionist masters of yesterday and today. As a visual learner‚ the written word has meant very little in my journey but the images of bold impressionist strokes‚ rich colour and bright lights have been everything.
I am a signatory member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA) and have achieved success in a number of exhibitions notably winning the prestigious Melbourne Cliftons Art Prize.