Claire McGee studied Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art followed by a Masters of Fine Art at the same University.
Her large-scale oils are immediately arresting: bold architectural compositions in dark tones with rare splashes of colour. As much intended to be read as viewed, her pieces are rich in symbolism. From the stone carvings on the detailed interiors to the otherworldly figures which inhabit the spaces, her paintings speak in a language that is not easy to interpret, but which is fascinating to explore.
The architectural draftsmanship on display is impressive; whilst the incongruent figures and supernatural beings make nods to such varied references as Hieronymous Bosch and 1970s progressive rock LP covers.
Striking in scale and vision, McGee’s works have a dream-like quality which lingers in the mind’s eye long after viewing.