Clare Grill is an artist I have been following with a level of devotion usually reserved only for my most favorite television shows. In the same way that I would drop just about anything to catch a new episode of Homeland, I immediately start prepping a new post when I see an update email from Clare.
One of the main reasons I’ve enjoyed following Clare‘s work since I first discovered her work in 2007, is that she’s evolved greatly over the past six years. Most artists grow and change over the years, but for me, Clare’s evolution has been one that matches my own interests and style. So that parallel has kept me actively interested and following her progression from bold paintings with electric color to more subtle works where softer colors are chosen carefully but still used for such great impact. Clare currently has a show at the Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT and will be hosting an artist talk on Saturday, Septemebr 21st at 2pm if you’re in town (the show is open through October 5th). If you’re not in the Connecticut area, you can check out Clare’s latest paintings on her website, which was recently updated with some stunning new pieces. I’m crazy about the pieces above and below, but you can view more here.