Claudia H Seymour
Claudia: “I am an artist from Conneticut in the USA. I began to pain as my son was graduated from high school, and I began to wonder what I’d do “when I (need to) grow up.” I took some art classes here in Connecticut, and I was totally hooked. A teacher at Silvermine suggested that I try pastel, as I so loved working with color–and my drawing needed improvement. I was hooked, and I’ve never looked back. Painting has brought me joy and fulfillment, an entirely new life and access to people, institutions, adventures, and growth that I don’t think I would have experienced in any other endeavor. Put simply, I love it.”
What kind of art materials do you use?
Claudia: “Artist-grade oil paints from Michael Harding and Vasari, quality brushes, oil-primed linen canvas either stretched or adhered to panels. In pastel is use principally Girault, Terry Ludwig, Great American, and Richeson hand-rolled pastels on various archival pastel supports.”
This is a working portrait of Claudia H Seymour painted by John Traynor as a gift to the Salmagundi Club.
What subjects do you paint?
Claudia: “I paint almost exclusive florals and various types of still life, all of a class representational nature. I am a studio painter where I can work every day and am able to control my lighting and all studio conditions.”
Have you studies art?
Claudia: “I have studied at Silvermine Art Guild in Connecticut, the Art Students’ Leage in NYC, and privately with several NYC professional painters.”
Is art a hobby or career?
Claudia: “No, my painting is a career, and I show in four galleries.”
Claudia: “I am an avid reader and am totally smitten with my dog, Harry.”
Have you exhibited your art work?
Claudia: “Yes, I have had a solo show at Horne-Ashby Gallery in NYC, as well as numerous two-person shows at J.M Stringer in both their New Jersey and Vero Beach, FL, locations. I participated in shows at Gladwell and Patterson in London, as well as Handwright Gallery and Susan Powell Fine Art, both in Connecticut.”
Which artists inspire you?
Claudia: “Chardin, Fantin-Latour, William Merritt Chase, and Larry Preston.”