'Tranquility' original by Clair Bremner
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'Tranquility' original acrylic on canvas by Melbourne based artist Clair Bremner.
Dimensions: 1370 x 1070.
My goal is to create artworks that are visually beautiful, calming and organic. My paintings are highly decorative, however I feel they also serve as a reflection of the beauty and complexity that nature provides. I like to create art for real people to go into real homes that are a visual feast for the eyes and will be enjoyed for generations to come.
I am primarily inspired by the natural tangle of vegetation that can be found everywhere near my home in the Yarra Valley. My paintings are both a direct reflection of my surroundings and an imaginary world – a secret garden that exists in my mind. A whimsical place that I can go to escape and be lost within
I begin with a combination of splashes, bleeds and runs in different colours that I then combine with finer details of foliage. I use repetition of brush strokes and natural motifs to create a consistent rhythm within the painting, which helps to create order in the chaos of colour. The contrast between the broad strokes and fine details creates texture and depth in the pieces.
My colour palate is governed by my mood and the general feeling I want to create within each painting. I generally work with analogous colours combinations because I feel they best reflect the natural harmony of nature, the subtle warm or cool changes of the seasons and foliage provide endless inspiration. However, I am not afraid of colour and I often experiment with combinations that are not usually traditionally associated with nature and landscapes.
I work spontaneously and rarely begin with a set plan in mind. I let each painting evolve intuitively as I build each layer of paint. I work quickly to begin with, which is why I prefer to work with faster drying acrylic paints. Each piece is then finished off with a layer of gloss varnish to enhance the colours and depth and also protect the surface of the painting.
Yering Station, Yarra Glen. Aug - Sept 2014
She, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong 2015
Magnus 600, Off The Kerb Gallery, July 2015
Colours Of Melbourne, Waterfront Gallery Docklands, October 29th 2015
Into The Valley, Solo Show. Brunswick Street Gallery, Nov 13th-26th 2015
In Flux, Brunswick Street Gallery March 2016
A Years Growth, Solo Show, Warburton Arts Center, April 1st-May 17th