Claire Beattie

A Fine Art graduate of Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, Claire is a practising painter working in oils and represented widely in UK galleries and at UK wide art fairs.

A member of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland, she is a regular at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and Bristol and has work in many private collections. Claire lives and works in Duns in the Scottish Borders.

“I use my observations of my surroundings to explore intricate tones and colour juxtapositions. With pared down and minimal composition and working often within a square format using strong horizontals, I use repeated motifs such as the tree to draw the eye into my exploration of the painting surface. I hope to reveal on closer inspection a quiet, restrained yet rich palette of colour and tone, echoing the landscape spaces I encounter and conveying the atmosphere of the setting.

Retaining a sense of the hand in a variety of mark making is an important part of the work and my larger paintings take time to complete as I build up many layers of colour. I want to create something to look at which is dynamic and interesting yet at the same time calm, composed and balanced. Like a jewel for the eye.”

 

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