Award-winning artist, Clarice M Shirvell, long time resident of Ridgefield, CT of Argentine descent, is well known for her accomplishments in both pen and ink drawings, and acrylic paintings inspired by nature. 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.
A graduate of Marymount College with a bachelor’s degree in both Studio Art and Business, the artist sketches in pen and ink and paints plein air as a form of meditation.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to express myself through the visual arts, I sketch whenever I have a moment; a pad and micron pen wherever I go. Sketching is calming and meditative and helps me see the world around me to appreciate its beauty in something that may be overlooked in a busy life.”
Clarice comes from a family of diverse artists, born in the States, of Argentine parents, her Latina heritage and values combined with her love of nature inspires her artwork
“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, a 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.”
Shirvell was selected as 2021 Artist in Residence at Ridgefield Guild of Artists and is currently Artist in Residence and gallery curator at The Meetinghouse Art Center in Ridgebury, CT.