Claire Duncan came to painting after a 30-year career in graphic design. She combines a professional designer’s understanding of the visual vocabulary with an artist’s passion for the painting process.
“I have always loved birds. I love seeing them and feeling their presence, their power and their grace. For these paintings, birds are the carriers of ideas that icker about in my mind like birds in the periphery of vision. The work is informed by a love of the natural world coupled with the more formal concerns of design and color. It attempts to evoke the solitary experience of beauty.”
Claire lives in Ashland, Oregon where she continues to use art as a way of learning about and loving this amazing world.