Claudia Hafner

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Artist Statement

Painting with watercolor is like being on a roller coaster. Paint quickly, let go of control and not really know where you will arrive! And while there is excitement, there is also an intimate, more quiet, space where one becomes one with the subject.

Artist Bio

IĀ approach subjects for my watercolor paintings as portraiture, whether people, wildlife, flowers or architecture. I recreate the character of the subject through color and a careful, but loose style, which combines a propensity for detail with the desire for freedom and motion.

Love of nature inspires much of my work. My collectors and followers enjoy my birds, sea turtles, and farm animals. My current home in South Florida influences, but does not limit, my choice of subject.

My painting style is loose and exclusively watercolor. I enjoy using the brush to produce textures. While loose in style it plays against the exacting details to finish the piece.

Body of work consists of smaller works, and also high quality large format reproductions behind acrylic glass of certain works especially sea turtles which are especially nice due to the sheen and watery, clean look of acrylic glass.

Member and Membership & Communications Chairs of the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS), member of National League of Pen Women, and the member and Communications Chair of Delray Artist League (DAL).

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