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Claire West


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.

http://www.claire-west.com

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