Ships Ahoy Baby Cakes - A Disruption of Line 2019   Acrylic on canvas  140 x 180 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $4,000 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Ships Ahoy Baby Cakes - A Disruption of Line 2019

Acrylic on canvas

140 x 180 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$4,000 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Holding the Waterfall 2018   Acrylic on canvas  123 x 153 cm  Framed in white Australian oak  $3,700 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Holding the Waterfall 2018

Acrylic on canvas

123 x 153 cm

Framed in white Australian oak

$3,700 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Daydreamer Armature 2019   Acrylic on clear Perspex  120 x 140 cm  Framed in white Australian oak  $2,700 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Daydreamer Armature 2019

Acrylic on clear Perspex

120 x 140 cm

Framed in white Australian oak

$2,700 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Harp Slide 2019   Acrylic on Canvas  160 x 160 cm  Framed in natural Australian oak  $4,100 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Harp Slide 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

160 x 160 cm

Framed in natural Australian oak

$4,100 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Collective Vibration 2019   Acrylic both sides onto perspex  140 x 180 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $3,900 AUD  Location: Armadale

Collective Vibration 2019

Acrylic both sides onto perspex

140 x 180 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$3,900 AUD

Location: Armadale

River Bed 2019   Acrylic on canvas  100 x 90 cm  Framed in white Australian oak  $2,380 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

River Bed 2019

Acrylic on canvas

100 x 90 cm

Framed in white Australian oak

$2,380 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Hot Springs 2 - Path to the Top 2018   Acrylic on canvas  113 x 133 cm  Framed in white Australian oak  $3,590 AUD  Location: Armadale

Hot Springs 2 - Path to the Top 2018

Acrylic on canvas

113 x 133 cm

Framed in white Australian oak

$3,590 AUD

Location: Armadale

And They Came to Hear Her Stories 2018   Acrylic on Belgian linen  180 x 180 cm  Unframed  $4,900 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

And They Came to Hear Her Stories 2018

Acrylic on Belgian linen

180 x 180 cm

Unframed

$4,900 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Trundle Bunch 2019   Acrylic on canvas  113 x 133 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $3,575 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Trundle Bunch 2019

Acrylic on canvas

113 x 133 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$3,575 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Gough’s Bay (Panel Two) 2019   Acrylic on canvas  160 x 180 cm  Unframed  $4,700 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Gough’s Bay (Panel Two) 2019

Acrylic on canvas

160 x 180 cm

Unframed

$4,700 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Campbell's reach (Panel Two 1) 2019   Acrylic on canvas  180 x 180 cm  Unframed  $4,700 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Campbell's reach (Panel Two 1) 2019

Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm

Unframed

$4,700 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Campbell's reach (Panel Two 2) 2019   Acrylic on canvas  180 x 180 cm  Unframed  $4,700 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Campbell's reach (Panel Two 2) 2019

Acrylic on canvas

180 x 180 cm

Unframed

$4,700 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Liquorice Hill 2018   Acrylic on canvas  44 x 49 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $1,195 AUD  Location: Armadale

Liquorice Hill 2018

Acrylic on canvas

44 x 49 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$1,195 AUD

Location: Armadale

Powdered Crush 2018   Acrylic on canvas  44 x 49 cm  Framed in black Australian oak  $1,195 AUD  Location: Armadale

Powdered Crush 2018

Acrylic on canvas

44 x 49 cm

Framed in black Australian oak

$1,195 AUD

Location: Armadale

Muse 1 2018   Acrylic on canvas  223 x 133 cm  Framed in white Australian oak  $5,250 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Muse 1 2018

Acrylic on canvas

223 x 133 cm

Framed in white Australian oak

$5,250 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

Claire Kirkup

Working in a semi abstract illustrative style, having friends, family and models as muses, and travel experiences as inspiration, Claire's work endeavours to capture the softness and vulnerability of a certain moment in time, through large scale paintings.

Her core themes and concepts lie in representing an emotion in the work that encompasses her pursuit and need for calm, relaxation and quietness.

The physical experience of painting is, in essence, also achieving this, along with the representation of the subject. Claire's attitude to life at that time is reflected in the application of subject matter.

Preferring to work large and bold in order to express the desired outcome along with visible brush line and layered colour, has led Claire's works to develop over time into balanced paintings that represent a simultaneous presence of softness and strength.

'I adore painting people. This is my first choice in any kind of representation.

I observe people in shapes and colours and then this becomes the basis of a more illustrative idea that comes to form as a painting. Stripping back to certain focal points and then developing from there, gives me a great framework to then layer and develop them into the person I want them to be'.

Claire has been exhibiting in Solo and group shows for the past 13 years, and has collectors in Australia and Internationally.

Claire's studio is based in Melbourne.