River Queen Artisans is pleased to welcome Pennsylvania artist Claudia Balant to our
Lambertville gallery. Claudia Balant is a second generation painter, whose earliest
painting lessons came from her father. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the
University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches art for the Pennridge School District.
Claudia Balant works in oils on panels and boxes, and makes
and decorates her own frames. Her work is strongly influenced by her deep interest in ancient myths and
her love of natural forms.
"I have drawn and painted people all my life. While I
sometimes have done portraits of family and friends, most of my work
depicts figures from myths and legends. They come to me as I work and
demand to be expressed. The settings are environments made of rocks,
plants, clouds, water; the colors and surfaces are informed by the
microscopic and the monumental language of the natural world."
"Recently I inherited a cache of boxes from a great uncle
and began experimenting with
sculpting faces on them. This series led to using clay faces on panels. The figures of the mythical world are attempting to
The Horned Man
Claudia Balant's work will be part of our new show, Summer in the City,
opening June 29. There will be an opening reception from 6 - 8 PM. More details can be found on our Upcoming Events page.
Stop by the gallery and see more of Claudia's work.