Claire Christinel


I am inspired by the quality of light and shadow on an object, creating beauty and drama. An ordinary object turning from the light, can become an extraordinary object when interpreted in paint. That, combined with the colour, pattern or mood of a scene inspires me to want to capture that moment in paint. My passion is to create a perfect balance of realism and painterly interpretation in my works.

Claire Christinel is an award winning artist with a Design Diploma from Langara College in Vancouver BC, Canada. She studied Fine Arts in Toulouse, France at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Tournefeuille, and continues to study under prominent artists she is inspired by. She has exhibited in numerous shows and has received recognition and awards for her work. In April 2021, as a testament to her dedication to excellence and consistent delivery of high levels of artistic merit in her work, Claire Christinel was awarded Signature Status (AFCA) designation by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her paintings in oils and acrylics are in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, and France. She creates still life, landscape, and architecture themed paintings from her studio in Victoria, BC, Canada.