As time passes I am increasingly convinced that the natural gifts and instincts we have as children, if denied, will rear their heads and cry out to take shape in adulthood.  Art had always been there, but now I recognise its importance in the opportunities it grants me to both create and meditate, in a world that seems to place a growing emphasis on speed, rapidly and sometimes alienating changes in communication technology and mass produced goods – all of which can fuel a sense of disconnection from the natural world .  I may belong to a different age!
Claire Lovell © 2013 All rights reserved.
A full time teaching career, my everyday experiences in a challenging and exciting life’s journey outside of work; painting offers me both refuge, as well as a  chance to celebrate all that I love about the world around me – the shapes and colours that excite me in my day to day.