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Claire Sower

Abstract Impasto Floral Artist Claire Sower

Known for expressionist, impasto florals and vivid landscapes, Claire Sower intentionally paints short of showing you the whole story. Her prints will excite your imagination time and time again. If you were to meet Claire Sower in person, her positivity and warmth would captivate you. Rushing to get to her studio every day to jot down notes about the paintings she sees in her dreams, the list of things she can’t wait to paint never dries up. Naturally, her enthusiasm is captured in her works and will spill into your home.

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“As an artist I am drawn to the way in which light and color marry to form shape, fire our imaginations and inspire our emotions.”

Artist Inspiration

Inspired by a wealth of both the expected and unexpected things in life, Sower relishes in her innate desire and hunger to be in her studio daily. She explains, “The process of painting is like a meditation for me. I crave it. And when I’m really hooked in it’s pure bliss.”

Drawn to shape and color, both values in abstraction, Sower engages her viewers by allowing us to fill in the details. Her florals are tactile and interpretive, conveying a strong sense of tension and joy.

Claire Sower, Impasto Floral Artist in Vancouver, BC

Artistic Process

Forgoing detail in favor of essence, Sower works efficiently in acrylics by using palette knives to sculpt and build depth. Layering paint and allowing colors to mix on the canvas brings a sense of immediacy to her work, which conveys a flower’s “living energy.”

With a balance between rich textures and a palette that’s soothing and soft enough to work in even the simplest of interiors, Sower strikes the perfect balance of providing intrigue without distracting from life happening within a room.

Claire Sower Textured Art Print Detail

Role Model

I’m influenced by many artists, largely the late Bernard Cathelin. He was a master of understatement whose thick, impasto brushwork and use of color inspires me in ways I cannot explain.

Studio life

Claire Sower’s second home is her studio, a bright and airy top-floor space in one of Vancouver’s most iconic and vibrant art communities – 1000 Parker Street Studios.

Favorite Quote
“Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist." -Pablo Picasso

Claire Sower's Prints

Framed Abstract White Flower Textured Art Print White on Gray by Claire Sower Out of stock

White on Gray

$780 USD
Floating Frame Abstract Roses Textured Art Print. Rose Provenciale by Claire Sower Out of stock

Rose Provenciale

$780 USD
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