Claire Burke grew up in rural Cornwall where she remains an elected member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. After studying at Falmouth College of Art and completing her BA with Honours in Fine Art, she began painting at Central Saint Martins, later exhibiting alongside Sir Terry Frost and Sandra Blow.
Her work using traditional gilding techniques has a meditative quality playing on the light and space of her childhood home. Utilising materials such as gold size, silver leaf, bole and dragons blood, the work is made up of many layers which when dry are then 'distressed' with a cracking product. As she has no control over the final process, the effect is both organic and unique.
These shimmering abstract panels exude a luminous aura that bathes the viewer in a contemplative mood and are critically acclaimed both here and abroad.
Much of Claire Burke's work has been immediately commissioned for private and corporate collections since leaving college. This popularity for using these materials in a different format proves that on international level precious metals will continue to be a language that needs no translation.
Live Art, Gstaad