Claire McConaughy’s works are a combination of elements creating poetic moments connecting past and present. Her paintings are reactions to the process of painting and the history of landscapes. She uses a combination of painted passages and fluidly drawn lines. This employs for a variety of marks and layering of imagery, creating unique shapes giving way to lines and interlacing imagery. The layers and color in her paintings create spatial tensions and surprising metaphors. These work continues in the lineage of landscape painting. McConaughy’s draws from her early experiences in rural mountain woods and life in New York City.
Claire McConaughy lives and works in New York. She has exhibited widely throughout her career in New York galleries and alternative spaces. Her works are included in corporate and private collections. For over a decade McConaughy was on the staff of New Observations Magazine, a non-profit art journal and is currently a professor of art.