Artist Claire Primrose is a Mixed Media artist, who finds inspiration in the direct linking of immediate locations with her techniques of making a painting; transporting a real environment into the making of an artistic space evocative of its original and her own identities.
My practice recreates surfaces, textures and colours evocative of particular places; each work attempts to re-collect layers of the ‘place’ at once of and from memory melded with specific gatherings, a culmination of many different images, spaces, experiences, and materiel.
I am interested in recreating the surfaces, textures and colours evocative of a particular place, although each work is a culmination of many different images, spaces and experiences, achieved through memory and experimentation.
Her work has been selected in many art prizes, including The Paddington Art Prize, The Fleurieu Biennnale, The Kedumba Drawing Award ( by invitation), The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize (by invitation) and most recently Paul Guest Drawing Award the Whyalla Art Prize.
Awards include: Winner Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Award 2009 and 2015; Highly Commended at the Queanbeyan City Council Art Award (2010); and Highly Commended for the Hawkesbury Art Prize (2012), Winner of the Capital Chemist Art Award Tuggeranong (2015), Winner of the Goulburn Regional Art Award (2016).