CLAIRE McCALL, Modern Impressionist Painter
Art Prizes: Clifton's Art Prize Winner 2012, AME Bale Art Prize Finalist 2012, Mortimore Art Prize Finalist 2012, Muswellbrook Art Prize Finalist 2013, Clifton's Art Prize Finalist 2013.
'Best Painting In Show, Roberts McCubbin Art Show 2013, 'Best Oil' Mt View Art Show 2013, 2014, 'Best Painting In Show >$1400' StKevins Art Show 2014, 'Best Painting In Show' Bayside Art Show 2014, 'Best Oil' Mt View Art Show 2014, 'Best Traditional' Derinya Art Show 2014, 'Best Oil' Sir Gustav Nossal Fine Art Awards 2014, 'BestOil/Acrylic In Show' Moonee Valley Art Show, 'Best Oil/Acrylic In Show Knox Art Show.
Judging Experience: Junior, Petits & Emerging Artist Sections, The Great Art Show, 2013.
Experience: 12 years painting
Style: impressionistic realism
Subject: figurative, landscape and streetscape
Signatory member of the Australian Guild Of Realist Artists (AGRA)
Claire McCall is a self-taught artist; therefore, much of her painting process has developed intuitively over the years. Claire taught herself to paint primarily by reading art books, studying the work of the old masters and current local Australian artists, in addition to spending time developing her skills with a paint brush and palette knife. Having only the time to complete a handful of works in her earlier years, Claire began to seriously pursue painting in 2010.
"A bold approach to painting makes my work distinctive. Abstract or impressionistic backgrounds applied with a palette knife are combined with realistic subjects detailed in textured brush or knife strokes. My work captures everyday moments in time. Typically, a figure turned away from the viewer in a candid pose. The viewer is invited to complete the story..to fill in the blanks about time, place, thoughts and emotion".