Claire is interested in engaging with intuitive drive. Her largely pre-thought process of painting creates work that challenges a 'thought ruled world’. 

Visually her works represent colourful, abstract landscapes and dreamscapes inspired by both natural and urban environments. Working spontaneously in acrylic on large scale canvas, Claire enjoys combining controlled and precise mark making and a loose, dynamic approach.

Claire grew up in the Blue Mountains before moving to Sydney to study painting at the New South Wales, College of Fine Art in 2003. Since completing her degree in 2007 she continues to challenge and develop her practice, painting for solo and group exhibitions, murals and through a multimedia and live performance practice.


Claire has exhibited around Australia in a variety of successful shows, including her sold out debut show in 2009, another in 2012 and most recently at Day Fine Art Gallery, along with group shows in Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane. She has received several grants, residencies and awards such as the Australian Council for the Arts Arts Start Grant, Leichhardt City Council Mural Art Award, The Blue Mountains Street Art Mayors Award and the Fraser Studios residency program.


Claire also performs under the alias Chaos Emerald. She featured on the single 'Speak of the Devil' by Hermitude which has lead her to performing nationally and internationally at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Park Life, Pyramid Rock Festival, Splore Festival New Zealand, Groove in the Moo, Fusion Festival Berlin, CMJ New York, Lightning in a Bottle LA, Wakarusa Arkansas USA, Governors Ball NYC, The AIR Awards and many more. Claire is currently performing as a vocalist and dancer in Urthboys live show and has recently launched an exciting new project called Haiku Hands.

Vince Day (Gallery Director at Day Fine Art)

"There are many facets to Claire's creativity, as a painter, her works combine colours and composition that distill beautiful elements of everyday life that are often taken for granted. 

As a performer she has graced stages all over the world as a vocalist, dancer and live artist.

Claire's current body of work invites the viewer to open their minds to the power of interpretation and the mesmerizing effect of colour. "



EXHIBITIONS             

2016 - Utopia Dream, group show, Day Fine Art.

          - Playing with Perspectives, Art Pharmacy and Deloitte group show.

2015 - 'Land in Love' Solo Exhibition at Day Fine Art Gallery, Blackheath.

          - The Ladies Network, Ambush Gallery.

          - Loyd Reese Youth Memorial Award, Gallery Lane Cove

2014 - 'Scrapers', Brand X, Sydney.

          - 'Bound' Chrissie Cotter, Sydney. 

2013 - 'Triangle between us' Collaboration with Mie Nakazawa, Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

2012 - Solo exhibition 'In the Middle of The River' at 107 Projects, Sydney.

          - '5 Retrospective' Gallery Red, Glebe.

          - '31 Days' Gallery Red, Glebe.

          - 72 Hour Art Project, 107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney.

2011 - Mt Annan Australian Botanic Gardens Installation, 100 paintings with Nerine Martini.

          - Creative Commons, Ambush Gallery, Sydney.

          - Brain Art, Global Gallery, Sydney.

          - Medium Vinal, Plump Gallery.

          - Loyd Rees Youth Memorial Award, Sydney. 

2010 - Two Sketchy, with Jason How, The Fortwenty Gallery, Brisbane.

          - Winter Magic Street Art Festival, Blue Mountains. 

2009 - Solo, MOCH, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

          -  Solo, Mochi Walls, Oh Really Gallery, Sydney. 

          - Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist Exhibition, At The Vanishing Point.

          - Street Art festival exhibition, Smart Arts, Sydney.

       

COMMISSIONS/ COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

2015 - Street Art Walk mural Katoomba, Blue Mountains.

          - Open Marrickville Community Art Project.

          - Private mural commission for NF Entertainment.

          - Live Painting for Universal, Mumford and Sons Album Launch pop up bar.

2014 - Bellingen Gelato commercial mural.

          - Magnetic places Colyton mural painting workshop.

          - Live to Create, Marrickville Council youth mural painting workshop.

          - Watsons Bay hotel, painting for Claire Delmar.

          - Spotify Sydney office mural.

2013 - Marrickville Rd Cafe mural revamp.

          - Discovery Lane painting commission.

          - Liverpool city council commissioned mural.

          - St Peters private mural comission

2012 - Detour Espresso Bar Mural, Kings Cross, Sydney.

          - Private painting commissions.

          - Neighbourhood Stories, Colyton community art project workshops.

2011 - Mount Annan Botanic Gardens Community Arts project.

          - Devils Elbow mural, Marrickville council, Sydney.

          - Equatica, mural, private, Sydney.

          - Hidden Sweets, Mural, Dungate Lane, Sydney.

          - Wesley Mission, community youth mural, Sydney.

          - Plump Gallery exterior Mural, Sydney.

2010 - Even Jones Playground, public mural for Leichhardt City Council.

2009 - Outdoor public mural, Crown St Record Store, Paddington, Sydney.

          - Outdoor mural, At the Vanishing Point, Sydney.

          - Private garden mural Newtown, Sydney.

          - Public mural, War Memorial Park, Leichhardt, Sydney.

          - Indoor mural, Marrickville Rd Café, Sydney.

          - Private portrait.

          - Indoor mural, Pyrmont Café, Sydney.

2015 - Performing with Hermitude and Sketch the Rhyme at  Festivals and events. 

2013 - Performing with Hermitude and Sketch the Rhyme at multiple Festivals and events. 

2012 - Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane.

          - Insert Play Western Australia.

          - The Standard Single Launch

          - Hermitude Album Launch, Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney

          - Splor Festival, New Zealand.

          - Groove in the Moo, Maitland and Canberra

          - Fusion Festival, Berlin

          - Bar Fly, London

          - Darwin Festival, Light House

          - Park Life, Sydney and Brisbane

          - AIR Awards, Melbourne

2011 - Speak of the Devil Single Launch - Gearans hotel - Katoomba

          - Speak of the Devil Single Launch - The Prince, Melbourne

          - Subsonic Festival 

          - Peats Ridge Festival

          - Pyramid Rock Festival

2010 - Sketch The Rhyme at Woodford Folk Festival, QLD.

          - Sketch The Rhyme, Sydney Fringe Festival, The Factory Theater.

          - Live painting at Sydney Fringe Festival, Buzz. Bar.

          - Sketch The Rhyme residency at the Mac Hotel, Sydney.

          - Nunu from Nana, Live Painting, Sedition, The Difficult Music Festival, Sydney.

2009 - Sketch the Rhyme, Woodford Folk Festival, QLD.

          - Live Painting, Culture Jam, Oh Really Gallery, Sydney.

          - Delusional Carcass, Oden, Sculpture and sound Installation High & Dry Festival.

          - Live Painting with The Sun Chasers, Cabinet.

          - Sketch the Rhyme, Melbourne Fringe Festival.    

2011 - Winner of the Curvy live art battle competition, 'The Galeries'.

2010 - ArtStart, Australia council for the Arts emerging artist grant. 

          - Queen St Studio Residency Program.

2009 - Winter Magic Art Competition, Finalist, Blue Mountains.

          - Wall 2 Wall, mural competition, Leichhardt City Council second place.

          - National Youth Week, Senior Design finalist, Online, NSW.


AWARDS

2011 - Winner of the Curvy live art battle competition, 'The Galeries'. 2010 

         - ArtStart, Australia council for the Arts emerging artist grant.

          - Queen St Studio Residency Program.

2009 - Winter Magic Art Competition, Finalist, Blue Mountains.

         - Wall 2 Wall, mural competition, Leichhardt City Council second place. 

         - National Youth Week, Senior Design finalist.