Claire Bigbee, a Maine resident, takes her inspiration from the grandeur of southern Maine’s varied landscapes and changing seasons. To Claire, coastal views, salt marsh settings, and cows grazing in pastoral fields reflect Maine’s unlimited ranges of color and light. She works intuitively and strives to let her work arrive at its essence by staying open to the possibilities that spontaneously emerge while the painting is underway. Whether capturing a moment in time, or reflecting a remarkable spectrum of colors, there is a distinctive energy and harmony in Claire’s art.
She is currently represented by Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, Van Ward Gallery in Ogunquit, The Framer’s Workshop & Fine Art Gallery in Wells and River Tree Arts in Kennebunk.
1986 Maine College of Art, Portland Maine
2015 "Color + Light Exhibit", River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME APRIL-MAY
2015 "Flora & Fauna", Juried Art Exhibit, KPT Arthouse, Kennebunk, ME APRIL
2015 "Love in the Gallery", River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME FEBRUARY
2014 "27th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival", Wells Reserve, Wells ME SEPTEMBER
2014 "Art.Work. Exhibition", Kennebunkport Festival, KENNEBUNK, ME, JUNE, Juried, Art Collectors ME
2014 "Down on the Farm” Exhibition, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME MAY, Juried, by Kerstin Engman
2013 “Landscapes", Weymouth Gallery, Wells Public Library, Wells, ME MARCH
2002 Framers Workshop Art Gallery, Wells, ME, AUGUST
2015 "Color. Light. Cows." Exhibition, Daunis Fine Handmade Jewlery, Portland, ME, JANUARY-MARCH
2016 ANNE PACKARD & CYNTHIA PACKARD, Painting Workshop, Provincetown, MA
2015 CYNTHIA PACKARD, Drawing and Painting Workshop, Provincetown, MA
2015 ANNE PACKARD & CYNTHIA PACKARD, Painting Workshop, Provincetown, MA
2014 ROBERT HENRY & SELINA TRIEFF, AT FAWC, "The Hans Hoffman Approach", Provincetown, MA
2013 ARTIST RESIDENCY, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2012 HOLLY READY, Prouts Neck, Scarborough, ME
2010 HENRY ISAACS & ASHLEY BRYAN, Little Cranberry Island, ME
2007 STAN MOELLER, Monhegan Island, ME
Claire Bigbee is an artist and graphic designer living in Wells, Maine. She studied graphic design and painting at Maine College of Art in Portland. She has taken workshops with renowned artists: Anne Packard & Cynthia Packard, Robert Henry & Selina Trieff and Maine artists Stan Moeller, Henry Isaacs and Holly Ready. Claire is a certified yoga instructor and works as creative director at Dietz Associates in Kennebunk, Maine.
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The main lobby is the first impression for visitors, ocean view from Kettle Cove, of the Richmont Island, Cape Elizabeth Maine - a dramatic welcome to the space.