Claire grew up in California, often drawing.

An art teacher in middle school taught her how to shade to create the illusion of form and she has been drawing realistically since.

She continued taking art classes through college while earning a business degree at the University of New Mexico.

It wasn’t enough. A few years after graduation, while working as a graphic designer, she sought classical instruction which brought her to study at the Art Institute of Florence in Italy, here she began to throw herself into oil painting.  After art school, she backpacked through Europe and the Middle East for five months studying art, culture and history.

She then moved to Sewickley, PA, working as a graphic designer by day but painting small still lifes by night. Claire began showing paintings in local galleries and then in Santa Fe, NM.

For years she served on the executive board of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, promoting art throughout the area.

Her work is found in numerous collections in the Pittsburgh area, in the Southwest, and in Europe.

She is one of the first Bitcoin-Friendly artists to be exhibited on deLouvois.com

 

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  • ฿0.45214

    “Applying paint in bold brushstrokes of pure color made this painting look like it was made of big pixels. I am inspired by Klimt’s patterns around the figures he painted.”
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    “This painting was about abstracting a lakeside scene with soothing colors washed over hot colors, like experiencing a quiet evening at sunset. I used high quality oil paints and R & F pigment sticks for thick luscious brushstrokes.”

    C. Hardy.

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    “I love painting scenes near the end of the day when the light is hovering right before dusk. These wildflowers were about to close up for the day but I painted them to make them last forever.”
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    “Exploring color through the use of pure pigment (R & F paints) makes this painting glow and vibrate.”

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  • ฿0.16864

    “In this painting I abstracted a garden scene with bold red flowers emerging from a pastel colored sky.”

    C. Hardy.

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    Quality oil painting on oil primed linen and stretched on professional stretcher bars.

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    Pure colors red, orange and yellow surrounded by ochres and dark purples, give way to soft blue and lavender skies.

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  • ฿0.08554

    Vibrant color inspired by abstracting tulip shapes, painted on quality Belgian linen with professional oil paint.

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