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It was the exhibition of one artist that flicked the artistic switch for me in my early thirties. Twelve years on there have been many painting miles refining my skills with varied and bold brush strokes to give my works visual texture. 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.

Education

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 Clifton's Art Prize'.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition‚ Montsalvat‚ 7 Hillcrest Ave‚ Eltham
Resident’s Gallery Sept.30 – Nov.22‚ 2015

Group Exhibition Awards:
'1st prize Best Real Life section' Edrington Art Show 2017
'Best Oil Painting in Show

Press

http://www.gg-art.com/news/newsread/artnews101547.html
http://www.artsyshark.com/2015/08/17/featured-artist-claire-mccall/

Influences

The French Impressionists
Twenty Melbourne Painters Society

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