Claudia Slaney

profile-image1Claudia is a watercolour artist seeking to bring a distinctive and contemporary feel to a beautiful and traditional medium. ‘The stunning effects produced by the interactions of the different pigments with water, paper and each other are impossible to resist!

Since returning from Europe her focus has been on New Zealand towns and landscapes, and the abstract images that emerge from these local scenes. She is largely self taught, but has attended numerous workshops and masterclasses over the years in New Zealand and internationally. While living in London she regularly attended life drawing classes at Candid Arts Trust, drawing and painting classes at the Royal Academy through NEAC, and numerous workshops at the Sir John Soanes Museum. Since returning to New Zealand she has attended short courses inlcuding classes at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

In 2015 and 2016 she was invited to participate in the the ‘Artists in Eden’ event, along with some of Aucklands best known artists. You can read about the event here. She is a working and associate member of several New Zealand Art Societies, and regularly gives demonstrations and leads classes and workshops. She participates in their group exhibitions, as well as holding several solo shows each year. Her work is held in a range of local galleries and in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, London, and New York.

She has a strong interest in, and knowledge of materials, and her passion for works on paper is evident in both her results and classes.