Based in Charleston, SC, Claire Kendall is a contemporary realist painter and private instructor. If she represents many subjects, her paintings of women and natural elements such as flowers or even sardines are particularly delicate. The suppleness of the dresses’ fabrics and the fresh touch of the subjects offer to see touching pieces. In her work, Claire is most inspired by the beauty of the natural world, “especially the intricate varieties of flowers and flowing fabrics that I used to admire while working in the floral and wedding design industry of Charleston”, she explains in her statement. Ever a lover of the classical portrait, the old masters are a strong point of reference for Claire in every piece.