Art is a personal journey and a sustaining force. A regular habit of drawing and painting from life helps me to live in the present, capture special moments and appreciate life’s generous gifts.
I have learned that within close reach of my home in Central Idaho are an infinite number of fascinating places and moments that I have not yet discovered. The extreme seasons and ever-changing beauty offer abundant subject matter. The familiar can be freshly re-discovered through the creation of art and the alchemy of imagination.
Land and water are a strong pull for me, as I enjoy my time outdoors, for both art-making and adventure. I am also drawn to man-made elements in the landscape, especially those designed by function.
Though my images tend toward the recognizable, it is essential for them to reveal something beyond realism, with creative attention to color, emotion, and an underlying physical and pictorial structure. The artist’s hand, a sense of play, and creativity must be evident in each finished work. The most successful pieces are those that happen in joy, without struggle and from the heart.
My favorite medium is oil paint, but I also enjoy water media, printmaking, drawing and ceramics. My recent explorations are combining drawing effects with paint, using acrylics with oil paint, and painting on wood.
I spent my childhood mostly in Seattle, and continue to grow up in Idaho and wherever else my wanderings allow. I studied Fine Arts and Industrial Design at the University of Washington and continually seek to learn, share and promote art in my community. I paint and practice architecture in McCall, Idaho and wherever else I can get away with it.
Artist Website: www.ClaireRemsberg.com
Address: McCall, ID