I am a Fine Artist and I always knew that art was one of the manifestations of the substance I am made of. I did not choose to pursue the commercial aspect of art all along, because I wanted to be free from a professional definition.
I attended Emily Carr School of Art in the graphic design section; but I soon realized that although I was bursting with ideas, I was not to be a graphic designer. Nonetheless that experience gave me clarity and some understanding of my true inclination. I understood that graphic art communicates a message by images while fine art is in a realm of its own. The message in fine art is very subtle and always spiritual. It eludes the rational mind, it does not seek to propagate ideas, goods or services, it catches the inner soul and spirit of the beholder.
I am quite rational and yet my art resides in a place of my being that is not rational and I love to live there…I can move over with extreme flexibility and that is how I get new ideas and visions.
How do my paintings start? A configuration of colours and shapes that detaches from a real life scene and becomes independent, a glimpse over a situation, a nature scene that impresses me.
My paintings emerge very slowly, because I use a technique that requires glazes, to obtain the intensity and exclusive rendering of colours. I am fascinated by the way colour and light seem to spring from nowhere, from the ground, from a break in the clouds, after a storm.
How do I know I got it? It happens that my internal being feels contentment, joy and peace when I obtain that rendering of the vision that has been birthed in my creative dimension. The crucial point is that my soul seeks the truth, because if the painting lies, that internal vision dies and the willingness to pursue the painting dies as well with it.
I am guided by my inner music, an extremely sensitive violin that starts to give me an awful sound for a misplaced line, a shape that has the wrong space or form, a colour that commands this and not that…How do I call it wrong? My internal violin knows, but does not tell me…I just have to listen very carefully and patiently, that is why I call this site “Claudia sings art…” I hope you too can enjoy this melody…