Claire Kennedy is a Glasgow based artist whose work features iconic scenes from around the city; from its architectural and industrial skylines to its dear green places, such as the Botanics and Victoria Parks. She combines photography and painting in a beautifully rich way.

Layering, lifting and excavating are all words that Claire uses frequently when describing the painting stage of her work. Painting isn’t about precisely placing paint down into meticulous forms. Instead, she scrapes paint away, lays it down, moves it, smudges it and uses any number of different implements to create various textured and rendered effects. A black and white photograph is then laid on top of the painted surface and is seamlessly worked into the painted layers.

Read all about Claire’s background and how she creates her works in our Artist Interview here.