About Claire Wallwork
Curvy, woven and beautifully sensual, Claire’s style is powerfully feminine and uniquely her own, expressing her deep connection to our magnificent planet.
Surrounded by the beautiful land and seascapes of Aoteoroa, Claire’s work explores the ever-changing organic shapes, complexity of colour, richness of life, and the sense of wonder nature evokes. Nature doesn’t strive to be beautiful, yet it is, by its very being-ness, exquisite.
With a keen appreciation for the restraint and power of Georgia O’Keefe’s magnificent works, and the structural simplicity of Karl Blossfeldt’s photos of nature under the microscope, Claire’s work reflects her own individual perspective.
Using nature as a metaphor for the challenges facing humanity, she boldly reimagines botanical forms reframing even the ugliest of issues into something beautiful. In a very real sense then, her work is a botanical celebration of humanity’s ability to shine and transcend.
Claire’s process layers paints, charcoals, graphites and conte crayons to reveal glimpses of what has come before. Her work has been featured by the Feminist Art Museum and NZ Art Magazine. She was one of a select group of artists invited to exhibit at the inaugural Art in the Park held at Eden Park in July (and sold out). She is quickly emerging as an artist to watch and collect.