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Clare Haxby's Waterfront Skyline Paintings Celebrate Singapore's 50th Birthday

BY Marie Kazalia | 15-Aug-2015
This August 2015, the international city of Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday! Over much of the past decade, UK artist Clare Haxby has painted the historic buildings and landmarks of Singapore, including the innovative designs of the city's waterfront architecture. Clare Haxby's waterfront paintings are titled Lotus Flower Building, Marina Bay Sands, Keppel Bay (Reflections At Keppel Bay), Esplanade, Clarke Quay Shophouses, Flyer By The Gardens On the Bay, Central Business District, and Singapore Skyline.
Clare Haxby, Lotus Flower Building, painting on canvas 48 x 48 inches. Photo credit: Julia Whale
This August 2015, the paintings of Clare Haxby become more relevant than ever, as the international city of Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday! Over much of the past decade, British artist and designer Clare Haxby has lived as an expatriate in Singapore and painted the Botanic Gardens and the historic buildings and architectural landmarks of Singapore, including the innovative designs on the city's waterfront.

Clare's waterfront paintings, such as the canvas titled Lotus Flower Building features the amazing design of the Art and Science building. Others in the series include the titles Marina Bay Sands, Keppel Bay (Reflections At Keppel Bay), Esplanade, Clarke Quay Shophouses, Flyer By The Gardens On the Bay, Central Business District, and Singapore Skyline.

Clare has included one of the most distinctive buildings on the Singapore waterfront, the Art And Science Museum, in two of her compositions. The shape of the museum is often interpreted as an open hand or a lotus flower, and is featured large in Clare's Lotus Flower Building painted on a square canvas, 48 inches across and in height. The surface of this painting contains wonderful contrasts and textures in the color stokes that make up the water and the smooth lavender sky punctuated with pink lotus stars surrounding the hard white structural form. Design and art join with the addition of hand-painted text in a large headline and small labels within the work.

View images of more of these paintings on the artist's website here www.clarehaxby.com