Clair Attewell

‘I started drawing and painting lessons when I was very young, through the years the smell of new pencil, open bottles of turpentine and paints became part of my everyday existence. I continued my artistic education through various courses, dabbling in photography, sculpture and print making though I have always returned to painting. I completed a B-Tech degree in Fine Art in 2012 at the University of Johannesburg achieving Cum Laude.
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Cloud formations are ever changing.  This painting is a play on the light and shadows formed in cloud compositions.

Cloud formations are ever changing. This painting is a play on the light and shadows formed in cloud compositions.

This painting is a close up image of a rhino eye.  Often viewers describe this painting as one that questions the viewer or waiting on the viewer, the moment before action.

This painting is a close up image of a rhino eye. Often viewers describe this painting as one that questions the viewer or waiting on the viewer, the moment before action.

A menacing sky looms over a mother rhino and her calf in an exhausted landscape. This painting highlights the ominous future awaiting the rhino population.

A menacing sky looms over a mother rhino and her calf in an exhausted landscape. This painting highlights the ominous future awaiting the rhino population.

The simplistic tonal background allows the viewer to focus on the rhino, a sense stillness and peace is evoked when confronting this painting.

The simplistic tonal background allows the viewer to focus on the rhino, a sense stillness and peace is evoked when confronting this painting.

The lights and shadows in clouds are often dramatic, this painting attempts to capture the drama using the contrasting tones.

The lights and shadows in clouds are often dramatic, this painting attempts to capture the drama using the contrasting tones.

Ocean 2 focuses on cloud formations and pairs the two natural forces.

Ocean 2 focuses on cloud formations and pairs the two natural forces.

Ocean 1 is an argument of the forces, the threatening sky above the crashing waves, both a display of power in nature.

Ocean 1 is an argument of the forces, the threatening sky above the crashing waves, both a display of power in nature.

Lion pair watches over their lands, the ultimate ‘king of the jungle.’

Lion pair watches over their lands, the ultimate ‘king of the jungle.

A lone lioness sits in the grass after an exhausting failed hunt.

A lone lioness sits in the grass after an exhausting failed hunt.

Portrait of a male lion, his alert gaze threatening.  This painting aimed to capture the different textures of the lions and to contrast with a soft and subdued background.

Portrait of a male lion, his alert gaze threatening. This painting aimed to capture the different textures of the lions and to contrast with a soft and subdued background.

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