Clarice Shirvell

“I believe I have a unique perspective on life and art from being a Latina American who grew up and attended school in both Connecticut and Argentina. I embrace both cultures, I love Connecticut and I am proud of my heritage, passing along our culture and traditions onto our children.”

“My art reflects my experiences and grows as I continue to evolve. Now as a mother, reflecting on my own parents and family, I am embracing and finding connection with my values and those of my ancestors. I too love the solitude of the woods, it is my church, I see God in trees. My connection to nature is deep rooted in my heritage.”

A graduate of Marymount College with a BA in Studio Art, the award-winning artist sketches in pen and paints as a form of meditation. Clarice re-entered the art world selected for the Annual Juried Show at Ridgefield Guild of Artists with her pen and India ink drawing Seated Figure which sold, and she gave a lecture as the Guild’s featured Walk and Talk artist. The artist returned to painting and proceeded to show throughout the Connecticut and New York area. Her artwork has been purchased for both private and public collections and has been in over 50 solo, juried, and group shows in both museums and galleries.
“I want my art to inspire people to stop and see the Light in all of Us, the light that unites any living thing, a tree, people and understand we are all connected. Like a gratitude journal, a painting can show beauty in the everyday, and in doing so, we can change our outlook and pass along a smile.”