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Motifs From Nature: The Art Portfolio of Claudia Stewart

A mixed media artwork depicting a tree on fireFire 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.


A painting of a butterfly transforming into a leafbutterfly 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.


The front page of Claudia Stewart's art portfolio websitewww.claudiastewartstudio.com

 

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.


A painting of a crow on a deep, Earth-toned backgroundCeltic Gold Crow (crop)


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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