"The Back Forty May" by Claire Sower
6000 x 6000 px
This piece is all about the outside. Painted as part of a series entitle The Back Forty, it represents a different view of what open fields look like. It’s a celebration of colour and space and invites the viewer in - to walk through the back forty, if only in their imagination.
Website: Museum.io Collections on OpenSea
About the Artist:
Claire Sower is a contemporary artist based in Vancouver, Canada, where she was born and raised. At the age of twenty one she emigrated to London, England, where she lived for a decade doing a variety of things including fashion illustration. In 1992, she returned to Vancouver where she began a successful career as a medical writer. In 2009, unforeseen circumstances facilitated radical changes in Claire’s life. Consequently, she decided to follow in her artist father’s footsteps and took up painting. In 2012, she joined the Federation of Canadian Artists. In 2013, she was offered a solo exhibit at West Vancouver City Hall, which launched her professional career.
In 2014 her work appeared on the cover of Bulletin, a national Japanese Canadian arts and culture magazine and 2015 saw her exhibit in New York. In March 2020, she was featured as an Artist to Collect by Arabella Magazine. Claire’s work hangs in private collections in Canada, the USA and the UK and in the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia, Foundation public art collection. She is a juried member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the American Women Artists Organization.
Drawing on her time in London and many years of travel, and inspired by the painters Claude Monet, Bernard Cathelin, Pierre Bonnard, and David Hockney among others, Claire’s work is bold, colorful and unapologetically joyful, sitting somewhere between impressionism, expressionism and abstraction. Largely self taught, she works primarily in oil paint and is known for her impasto florals and vivid landscapes. Recently, as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and the evolution of NFTs, Claire has begun exploring the use of digital media for the creation of her artwork.