Marie Claire McNamara




Hi! My name is Claire McNamara! I'm currently in my third year of my BFA degree, and have only recently began to explore my own personal methodology, in terms of my art. I take much inspiration from the people around me, the environment I am in, and the artists who work alongside with me, as well as the masters of the past (looking @ you Matisse.) I am extremely passionate about what I create, and I am having the greatest time of my life, being surrounded by the like-minded artists in my program, and by the Canadian contemporary art scene. If you enjoy my work, I encourage you to check out my art instagram below!


One-Line Drawings

Untitled Contour Drawing

This portrait came about from street watching at a viewpoint across from a stoplight, which allowed a quick moment to fully view the people that passed by, and required both a quick eye and quick hand.



This portrait stemmed from a desire to deviate from realism, which was once a concept the artist was very unfamiliar and unsure of. The portrait is part of a series joint with "Emily."



This portrait came from a place that was more familiar with the ambiguity that is inherent with contour line drawings. This particular piece came later on in the series, and shows the difference in line-tightness between "Emily" and "Joy."


Paintings and Illustrations


Social MEDIA

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