Claire Fried 2022

Claire Fried 


5 Thellusson Lodge, Church Walk Aldeburgh IP15 5DT
(Please use Church Car Park – no parking on site)


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I make figurative paintings mainly in Oils on canvas or board. The size of my studies vary from 30 to 50cm. Larger paintings are 100 -200 cm 

The subject matter is portrait, landscape, daily objects or sometimes all three.

I paint because I love painting. Everyday there is something to paint about, a playful expression that lights up a face, light itself shimmering across a surface, creating pattern, an exciting colour story, the rich brown fields after the rain with white birds flocking to find succulent worms.

I continue to paint because I learn and discover so much. I learn about the paints, the surfaces and colour mixing. By observing intently, I learn about life and the human condition.

I love to visit Galleries to enjoy other artists work.

I ask myself what is Contemporary? What makes a satisfying image? What is the best way to tackle it?

I love to share these discoveries with people that are interested, the story of the painting and how it came about.

Recently, a part of my work has been finding the words to accompany the artwork.

From an idea, I draw directly on the surface, partly from observation, partly from memory or sketchbook. I then block in the tonal contrast, hound in the colour, redraw focal detail and finish with some impasto painting.

Regular life drawing enables me to develop a language for expressing ideas.

Please note that the below map is a google generated map based on the postcode and may not be pin point accurate. Please look out for our signature PINK & WHITE bunting at the entrance to the studio.

5 Thellusson Lodge, Church Walk Aldeburgh IP15 5DT

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