paintings in oil, watercolor, wool & wax


I am originally from San Diego, CA and have also had the privilege of living in Hawai‘i, Pennsylvania, Florida, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. I now find myself in Northern California surrounded by a beautiful coastline, rivers and redwoods. I get to enjoy all this with my husband Ian and our dog Gili.

Each place in which I have lived has formed a bit of who I am and the aesthetics I am drawn to. I received my BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Hawai‘i. I continued studies at Regent College in Vancouver, focusing on the interplay of faith, creativity and the arts.


In my work I am interested in capturing impressions in nature and spaces as a sort of contemplative listening and longing.  I seek to explore nuances and emotions beyond the appearance of a subject.


I believe There is great value in the process of creating and making. My aim is to create work with integrity and to inspire and empower others in their creative endeavors.

"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it."

Madeleine L'Engle


©2020 by Claire MacKenzie