Clairre and Rebecca

Clairre Wishart

I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another, although my work tends to focus on landscapes and seascapes in whatever medium I feel like working, mainly oils and acrylic but every now and then in mixed media.

None of it is intentional – it all develops and evolves over the duration of the painting.

I prefer not to explain any particular piece of work – if I’ve made a picture and that’s how I wanted it to be – hopefully it can speak for itself and whatever it says to the viewer – it becomes the right message because there isn’t a wrong and a right message.

Each person takes something a little different from the same picture and I’m happy with that.

My influences are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience; I do love colour and texture and although a realist at heart, I love showing the brushstrokes in each of my paintings…

I would love to reach a level of photo realism in my work and then once having gained that level of skill; would like to step back and once again show the brushstrokes and different tones, values and hues of colour in any further work…

I have dabbled in most mediums; watercolour, pastel but really love my acrylics and oils… They showcase the brightness of any subject I choose, the most. I paint mainly from photographs, usually several taken from different angles and then evolve the painting from there.

I have been painting on and off now for over 30 years, more often off than on and am finally in a place where I can focus on getting better at what I love to do…