Featured Artist, Claire Mercer

 About the Artist

Originally trained as a scientist, Claire discovered the art world over 15 years ago.  Since then she has never looked back.  After completing the CTS art program in 2013, she has been constantly creating.  Proficient in serveral media, her favorite forms of expression are sculpture and painting..and birds are her favorite subject.  She lives with her pet bird Richie, who is one of her big inspirations.

Portrait of my Best Friend is one of my favourite works ona  personal level.  My pet bird Richie has been with me for over 15 years.  Being there from my job loss, moving to Belleville and returning to Toronto through the death of my father.  His love has supported me and kept me going all these years.  It is any wonder why I paint him?