Clair Bremner

May 30, 2022 by Artist Lane

My artwork is inspired by nature and I like to focus on
bringing the outside in. My paintings are highly decorative, however I feel they also serve as a reflection of the beauty
and complexity that nature provides. I like to capture the
essence of a landscape, stylising it and making it my own.
I employ colour, pattern and repetition to portray the layers of foliage and vegetation that can be seen within

the landscape.

My colour palate is governed by my mood and the general feeling I want to create within each painting.

I generally work with analogous colours combinations because I feel they best reflect the natural harmony of nature, the subtle warm or cool changes of the seasons
and foliage provide endless inspiration. However, I am not afraid of colour and I often experiment with combinations that are not usually traditionally associated with nature and landscapes.

I work spontaneously and rarely begin with a set plan in mind. I let each painting evolve intuitively as I build each layer of paint. 

Are you an early riser or a night owl?
Absolute night owl, I don’t do mornings, ever.

Picasso or Monet?
Probably a “Monet”, Picasso is a bit too abstract for me (laughs). I prefer the impressionistic look of Monet’s work.

Mona or Moma?
That’s a tricky one, i’m more inspired by classic artwork
than modern art, so I’d have to say Moma.

Oil or Acrylic?
Mostly acrylic however I do paint in oil as well. It just
depends on what I feel like doing at the time.

Paper or canvas?
I paint on both, the majority of the time I paint on canvas but I do enjoy painting on paper in terms of smaller artworks.

Brush or palette knife?
Definitely brush.

Pencil draft or freestyle?
Totally freestyle, I like it to be a lot looser and more expressive, I find if I sketch it out too detailed first it

will be too detailed.

Music or silence?
Definitely music, I’ve usually got music going when I’m painting, because I guess it does inspire me.

Primary or complementary colours?
I’m definitely drawn to complementary colours, not extremely complimentary, but I do enjoy fauvism.

Impressionism or Expressionism?
Definitely impressionism.

Shop Clair Bremner’s collection here.