1990

It Begins.

When I was a little girl of six I had a friend at school who drew beautifully. I loved her mermaids the most and so I copied her. I practiced and practiced them. I have drawn/doodled mermaids all throughout my life. Maybe this is where my passion was sparked?

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa

1990 - 2003

Doodler.

I was never interested in school work although I made it through with a huff and puff. The pages of my exercise books were always filled with drawings much to my teachers’ dismay.

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa

2003

Top Achiever.

I took Art in Matric. I loved it. I did drawing as my main subject. I always got top marks for my projects.

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa

2004 - 2010

Dark Times.

I was in and out of different jobs. None of them creative. These were dark times. But I grew up, discovered my spirituality and the strength to become an artist.

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa

2011

Rediscovered.

I found Ricky's art classes and gradually rediscovered my passion. My first few weeks were very difficult. I struggled to paint a fruit bowl. It was my first experience painting with oils. I have now discovered my own style and a deeper understanding of the painting process. I find much satisfaction in this. At a point Ricky saw something in me and has helped me develop as an abstract contemporary artist. He has shared much knowledge with me about painting.

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa


2013

Set Free.

I resigned from my job to paint full-time and pursue my career as an artist.

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa
2014

Showtime.

Everard Read Gallery hung three of my works. As a first ever showing this is a great achievement.

2015

Eternity.

I continue to paint.

Claire Lichtenstein Abstract Art South Africa