Claire Payne discovered and explored her passion for art through her own personal life-journeys. As often happens, the journeys took her through good times as well as bad, and art gave her a means to survive, conquer, and rejoice in the celebration and joy of life.
Watercolor is Claire’s favorite medium, but she also enjoys trying her hand at collage and abstract textures.
“Painting on different surfaces is a happy new challenge each time,” says Claire. “You will see watercolor on paper, on a synthetic surface called YUPO, on clay board, and gesso surfaces.”
Claire’s work has been accepted into international juried shows as well as the International Society of Experimental Art. She has been recognized at the Watercolor Art Society-Houston, and she has won numerous 1st-place awards in local art-league shows.
“I love the vibrant colors and the exciting freedom of painting in watercolor. My work is impressionistic, although representational for the most part. I also enjoy abstract mixed media. I paint for pure pleasure and the fun of the art.”
Claire is currently an active member of the Tellico Village Art League.