I am an expressionist painter and i amformally trained in art and design. I have a bachelor of arts degree in fashiondesign from one of the UK's leading art and design institutions, WinchesterSchoolof Art in Hampshire which is part of theworld renowned University of Southampton. One of the oldest art establishmentsin the UK dating back almost 150 years.
From a very young age i have always felt aninner passion and strong desire to express my very eclectic emotions whether itbe in drawing and painting, dance or music and song.
For me it is the most powerful form ofexpressionism and also escapism. When i paint i endeavour to reflect my passionand emotion of my life experiences onto the canvas thus, hopefully giving theviewer a moving and reactive ambivalence.
My paintings are so precious to me as ilike to think a part of me and my soul is transpired on to the canvas and itruly aspire to portray that to my audience.
The inspiration behind my most recentworks;
Throughout art history the female nude hasbeen depicted in a vulnerable, controlled and submissive manor.
Within my paintings I want to portray thefemale nude in an empowered, independent and confident poise and depiction.
As my work is very expressive and emotive the palette I've used also reflects the emotionthat I think best represents the mood of the model/nude.
For example reds for passion, yellow,orange for energy and happiness and blues and purples for deep emotions andfeeling..
Original Painting by Lancashire Artist Claire Rough