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Claire Carew creates art filled with cultural and historic imagery to uplift, heal and energize its viewers to take personal and political action.

(Selected) Critical Acclaim

“Evocative.” Art patron.
“Provocative.” Political Activist.
“Ethereal.” Art Professor.
“Monumental.” Journalist.
“Expertly executed.” Art critic and University professor.
“A respite from the turmoil of the world.” British actor and writer.
“Healing.” Owner of a Health Spa in Toronto.

About the Artist

Claire Carew was born in the country of Guyana, South America, of African and European ancestry.

Her experiences with the rituals of shaman healers have helped her discover the lives of her historic ancestors and thereby enliven her art.

The colours and subjects of Claire’s paintings and sculptures continue to evolve and be enriched by her exploration of indigenous cultures which inform the mystery of her creative process.

As a result her work is ethereal, guided by dream interpretations and the wisdom of “the ancient ones.”

Claire feels that her strongest body of work has been completed in México.

Education and Training:

Masters of Fine Arts from Instituto Allende/ University of Guanajuato, México.

Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph.

Diploma in Education in Visual Arts Specialties from McGill University in Montreal Canadá.

Various diplomas, awards and certificates from a variety of educational institutions in Canada, United States and México.

Cecil and I revisited
Oil on Canvas 
Private Collection

oil on canvas
21 by 28 cm

This painting was completed of Moises in 1994. I met him in 2005 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. My first time in San Miguel was in 1996.

As you can see I painted him as a Holy man.

The painting I completely forgot about as I had given it to Dr. Jan Carew in 1994. When I returned to Canada in October 2015 from San Miguel I said to myself I think I painted Moises years ago before meeting him. I asked Jan’s wife. Dr. Joy Carew to look through Jan's property. She found the original painting. Moises' hair in 2018 was at that length. It is him!