Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
I created this piece as part of a series of minimalist barn and house paintings I am creating.
My inspiration in creating this piece comes from working with color and placement on the canvas. How one color set against another can create feeling and mood. Just as a smell can bring us somewhere else, like pancakes or jasmine, I believe that colors in certain combinations bring us to memories and states of mind as well.
I am a painter. I have loved painting all my life. I studied Art and Art History at UC Berkeley, and have been painting professionally ever since. I have shown in galleries and museums all over California, and have sold hundreds of paintings all over the world, from New York, to Finland and Qatar. I am inspired by nature, color and emotion. Hopefully you will get a sense of calm, happiness, or wonder from what I paint. I'm not out to make political statements with my work, but to express joy and gratitude of life through the medium of oil paints. Claire Whitehead