Transitions in Reality

Claire Elsworth is self-taught artist and picture framer who will be exhibiting her work at Jing Jo Gallery (in the beautiful Kangaroo Valley) from January 6 to February 28, 2016. The exhibition is called “Transitions in Reality”.

“I love painting so much – it’s my life,” Claire said. “Every painting evolves from a combination of where I’m at inside myself, what I see and how I see it. Every painting becomes a world in itself – each painting is different in style. Feeling is my medium – feeling and imagination creates a unique reality which becomes the painting.

I paint recognisable real subjects and also abstracts. My real love and freedom of expression comes from the abstract.

I’ve had difficult issues to deal with inside myself and am slowly emerging from a social phobia and depression, which has dominated my life from the age of seven years old. This has caused me to eparate myself from people in general.

Now I want to ‘come out’ and make myself part of the world I live in. This exhibition is part of that emergence.”

Wild Woman
Wild Woman Acrylic and modelling paste on paper; 96 x 78cm
2nd Life Abstract
2nd Life Abstract Acrylic and oil on paper; 105 x 78cm
Brick Heaven
Brick Heaven Dry pastel on paper; 81 x 102cm
Panther Head
Panther Head Black ink on paper; 30 x 33cm
Controlled Scape
Controlled Scape Acrylic and ink on paper; 52 x 41cm
Mbuti Magic
Mbuti Magic Acrylic and ink on paper; 72 x 97cm
Gorilla in Rain
Gorilla in Rain Charcoal on paper; 100 x 74cm
Zenotropic Black pen, ink & acrylic on paper; 108 x 88cm
Birdmaid Acrylic and modelling paste on paper; 95.5 x 76cm
Desert Fish
Desert Fish Acrylic and ink on paper; 89 x 69cm
Stained Glass
Stained Glass Acrylic and ink on paper 89 x 69cm
Still Life With Rockmelon
Still Life With Rockmelon Acrylic on paper; 95 x 74cm
Freescape Acrylic on paper; 49 x 41cm
Fly Left
Fly Left Acrylic on paper; 49 x 41cm
Green Hills
Green Hills Acrylic and ink on paper; 52 x 44cm
The Olgas
The Olgas Oil and modelling paste on paper; 100 x 80cm
The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It Acrylic on paper; 42 x 52cm
Gutsy Pastel Abstract
Gutsy Pastel Abstract Pastel and acrylic on paper; 70 x 79cm
Bush Summer
Bush Summer Acrylic, ink and pastel on paper; 86 x 77cm
Welcome Acrylic on paper; 54 x 52cm
Palm Trees
Palm Trees Acrylic on paper; 85 x 65cm
Orange Hill - Full Moon
Orange Hill - Full Moon Acrylic and ink on paper; 88 x 72cm