Claire Thorogood is a painter known for animal portraits and use of acrylic paint on canvas. Here's her story.
I have been painting with acrylic on canvas for a long as I can remember.
When I was young I loved exploring the three dimensional medium of sculpture and seeing forms come to life.
Throughout my years working in textile design I have explored many ways of expression through line and mark making, often visualising the finished piece and then experimenting enroute to achieving a result that stimulates me visually.
I find myself now lucky enough to be able to draw on all these experiences creatively, and produce artwork that has impressionistic quality whilst capturing the personality of the subject.
These qualities evolve on the canvas very quickly by using fluid, loose and energetic mark making. At the precise moment when I feel I am drawn into the personality of my subject I know I can then slow down and start making the finer details come to life, and I am lucky enough to enjoy every moment of every brushstroke.
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