I Always Fall in Love With an Open Door
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 22" x 18"
"I was motivated to make this painting as a challenge to myself. I have been forced into working on a smaller scale over the last few months which has made me feel as if I’ve put the training wheels back on. I had the idea to try painting a symmetrical composition, something I have never attempted before. I think the most compelling parts of my work are the small inconsistencies and basic human errors, so it was exciting to see how those bits came across in a symmetrically designed space. This composition was derived from the enchanted rose housed inside a glass dome in Beauty and the Beast, 1991."
- Claire Burkett
Claire Burkett is a fine artist born and raised in northwest Washington state. She is based in Brooklyn, New York and is working predominantly in acrylic painting. In 2020 Burkett received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York with a double minor in Art History and Museum & Gallery Practices. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, most notably with Shrine NYC, Far x Wide, and the Glasgow School of Art. Her work has been acquired by a number of private collections. Burkett is currently writing the curriculum for an online painting course for OpenClass, an exciting AI startup geared towards creating an optimized learning experience as well as accessibility. In the spring of 2021 Burkett was accepted into the MFA painting program at SAIC.