About

Canadian artist Alice Clair is best known for her collages created from hand-painted tissue paper, inspired by illustrator Eric Carle. The process of gluing the tissue down provides subtle texture, mimicking that which can be found in her most prominent themes: food, nature, and hands. Greatly influenced by her late grandfather Quimby Hess’ lifelong study and collection of butterflies, Alice’s mounted tissue recreations hope to honour his memory.

As a new mother, Alice aspires to spark childhood memories in the viewer. From a sprinkle doughnut to a view of local mountains and ocean, her own childhood weaves its way prominently through her work, igniting the five senses. She continues to experiment with a range of mediums and dimensions, inspired by her work as a children’s educator and the young’s excitement to play and explore.

Alice is a graduate of the IDEA Program at Capilano University and the Fine Arts program at Langara College.

She lives with her husband and son in New Westminster, outside of Vancouver, Canada.

Contact

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