Field in Focus

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” - Buddha

Creating art is my meditation. The whole process of creating art from conception to the final glaze is the tranquility of pure contemplation for me. Through art my world is beautiful and removed from the struggle of existence and the world as idea and inspiration can become manifest influenced by nature and my experiences in real life. My art is constantly changing in the same way my knowledge of materials and mediums have evolved over the years. Learning how to create form, texture and depth with color, I take my time with each piece of work to explore the hidden depths of a painting and how a piece can evolve from 2 dimensions to 3 dimensions. Although having explored Acrylics and painting with dyes on silk, the medium of my choice is oils, mainly on canvas, and now exploring painting on wood.

As an anthropologist I endeavor to merge a sense of culture and symbolism into realism. I am self taught exploring different methods to achieve a desired result. My latest work is a celebration of the human figure in an outdoor environment, and it is a testament of my love of nature and the spiritual experience it inspires in me.

Each piece of work is a journey in itself, the piece titled “The Treasury” is a painting of stone art created more than 2000 years ago. To create this piece of work I lived with the Bedouin in the caves of Petra, riding on my camel each day, battling with the dust and elements around me, chatting to passers by and friends about the meaning of life. This is my journey, as each layer after layer emerges on the canvas, so the journey unfolds in real life.

I read that Leonardo Di Vinci took 4 years to complete the Mona Lisa, I can only dream of such greatness!

Clare Anne Littleton (CAL)

“Lady Ele”
Oils on Canvas

“The Treasury”
Oils on Canvas

“A Glimpse”
Oils on Canvas

“Ancient Cave”
Oils on Canvas

“Home Sweet Home”
Oils on Canvas

“Cenarth Falls”
Oils on Canvas

“Buddha Dreaming”
Dyes on silk

Acrylics on Canvas

“Art is never finished, only abandoned”
Leonardo da Vinci