The landscapes of Claire Farrell present the atmosphere of the diverse scenes of our rural South. Working primarily in oil, Claire’s loosely conceived landscapes create the essence of nature. She executes her work with a varying color palate, enhancing the effects of light of multiple locations. Claire received her training from Duke University, the University of South Carolina, Santa Raparata Art School in Florence, Italy, and Penland School of Craft and Design. She has received honors and exhibited in South Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio. Claire has taught at the Columbia Museum School and Columbia College, along with private classes and workshops. Farrell strives to create a sense of mood and time in her landscapes. She also works in pastel, watercolor, monotype, and in various mixed media. “My loosely conceived landscapes create the essence of nature and I execute my work with a varying color palate, enhancing the effects of light of multiple locations. “Farrell’s work has been featured in The Artist magazine and among her many awards is a Best in Show at the 2000 SC State Fair and at the San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition; and most recently Best In Show in the 2009 SC Watercolor Society Exhibition. Her work is in corporate collections as diverse as Coca-Cola in Atlanta GA, RJR-Nabisco in Winston-Salem NC, AT&T, SCE&G, and First Citizens bank in Columbia SC, The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia SC. In 2006 she had a one person show at the Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC.