Clarice Vaz, a nurse by profession but now a self trained contemporary abstract Artist by calling. She reside in Saligao, North Goa, India.
She took up Art, her childhood hobby, to ease the “empty nest syndrome”. It was only in 2011, after the sudden demise of her elder son Craig Vaz to an undiagnosed heart ailment, that she started creating Art seriously on a full time basis using his name as my Artist pen name in his memory.
She loves to experiment with colours, textures, gels and mediums, getting her hands dirty! She paints with nontraditional tools…She never follows any Art Rules for she believes that Art can emerge from almost anything. Beyond rules there is no authority. You always get to be original. Ambiguity is important as each Art work can have a different meaning. Each piece of fluid or spin painting has movement texture emotion and light.
When she starts to paint .. She is STILL. She visualize colours dancing on canvas and I am filled with a creative energy to create and then just wait for the painting to emerge from the chaotic fluid flow..It’s like waiting for that one beautiful motion blend of colours that is synchronized with my head and heart. In the end it feels like she has given birth to an Artwork.
She also likes to transfer Goa’s serene vibrant and inspiring landscapes into an abstract mosaic of colours and textures.
Landscapes can be very poetic and she prefers to capture these using her own unique style of SYRINGE PAINTING. It gives the Artwork an interesting effect. It’s a blend of impressionism and expressionism which has become very popular amongst her NRI clients. She has found a way to live her true life’s journey in a REAL way every single day. She has embarked on her present activity as a means of diversion for her personal sorrow and I believe that Art and in fact Colours can be very therapeutic.
- 1st Exhibition: “Chitrasangam” Group ExhibitionFebruary 2014 – Marquinez Palace, INOX Courtyard, Panjim, Goa2nd Exhibition: (SOLO) “Embracing the beat of my Art”September 2014 – Kala Academy, Panjim, Goa3rd Exhibition: (SOLO) “Awakening to the Cosmos Within”
August 2015 – Gallery Gitanjali, Panjim, Goa
4th Exhibition: (Group Exhibition) “Different Strokes”
2015 – In aid of Don Bosco Charities at Sanskruti Bhavan, Panjim, Goa.
5th Exhibition: (Group Exhibition) “Different Strokes”
November 2016 – In aid of Don Bosco Charities at Central Library, Patto, Panjim, Goa.
One can reach her through her website
Clarice works and use the money for lot of charitable causes..
SETHU..Don Bosco Charity..
Tuition fees of a few poor children..
Cleaning of Saligao cemetery.
A bit of her funds to experiment on Art and honestly..
Being a nurse..she is an equally good Artist.
Clarice practices both her professions in her village..