Motifs From Nature: The Art Portfolio of Claudia Stewart
Fire Tree, acrylic, technical pen, and cheesecloth on cradled board
Claudia Stewart is an artist who works in a realistic yet slightly whimsical style, using primarily acrylic paints. The artist often utilizes motifs from nature, including crows, trees, and insects.
butterfly leaf, acrylic on linen
I enjoy the bright colour palette that Claudia uses -- the subject matter of the artist’s works lends itself well to a kind of dreamy, slightly surreal aesthetic, and the use of colours that are often imaginative and not-quite true to life helps elevate this aesthetic even further. The artist’s use of mixed media, including collaged and textural elements, gives the works a sense of tactility that transcends the subject matter.
Claudia’s Crows series combines the artist’s signature sense of aesthetics with a slightly more earthy, subdued overarching tone. This sense of surrealism combined with a very dignified air lends itself perfectly to crows as a subject.