Some of my favorite artwork is the work that defies categorization and tells an interesting story. While studying art history in college, I always loved the stories and superstitions related to a piece of work almost as much as the visual pleasure they gave. Needless to say, the art history geek in me adores the figurative work of Claire B. Cotts in all their allegorical, mysterious glory.
Claire’s work is reminiscent of historical portraiture and metaphorical painting so pervasive throughout much of art history. The warm, rich palette enhances the timeless quality of her work.
The paintings are like a glorious mix between historical and folk art but with a modern touch.
Make sure you visit Claire B. Cotts’ website to see more of her work, including some equally amazing abstracts! Gotta love a versatile artist!
Featured image is Quinceanera, acrylic, 24×36. All images are via the artist’s website.