This painting, is a powerful piece to me, and hopefully to you as well. It was my first venture into the realm of cubism, which also embodies a pivotal moment in my life—a moment of transition, upheaval, and profound growth.
At first glance, notice a woman standing exposed against a closed door, her silhouette a metaphor for the threshold between the past and the future. I was going through a lot of change when I painted her. A move to new surroundings, ending a toxic relationship, and the bold leap into the unknown as I abandoned the security of a corporate job to chase my artistic dreams.
The woman's posture speaks of vulnerability and resilience. On the right side of her face, notice her eyes gaze downward, mirroring the apprehension that often accompanies periods of transition. Change, after all, is hard. Yet, on the left side of her face, her eyes are wide open, a smile forming on her lips. Here lies the essence of courage—the willingness to embrace the unknown, to face the future with optimism and determination.
Against this backdrop of change, a delicate orchid slowly blooms—a symbol of feminine strength and resilience. Like the woman in the painting, the orchid represents a journey of self-discovery, a gradual blossoming of inner beauty and authenticity. The pitcher, a carries with it a potent message—a reminder to the viewer not to settle for mere droplets of sustenance in life. Instead, it urges us to summon the courage to ask for more, to seek out the fullness of our desires and aspirations.
"Behind the Door" is more than just a painting; it is a manifesto—a rallying cry to never give up on your dreams, to heed the whispers of intuition that beckon us toward our true selves. It is a reminder that change, though daunting, is often the catalyst for growth and transformation. Through the vibrant hues and intricate details, I invite you to embrace the beauty of life's ever-evolving canvas, to step boldly through the door of possibility, and to revel in the limitless potential that awaits on the other side.
Our signed and numbered canvas giclees are printed on canvas to give the look and feel of the original and are the same size as the original painting. By printing on canvas, the colors achieved are bright and vivid, mirroring the intensity of Clair’s originals. Our canvas giclees are stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars and Gallery Wrapped and ready to hang! Clairs editions are kept small, usually between 40 - 100 depending on the piece.
A limited number of only 10 in the edition. CLAIR creates an alternate version of the original by painting and reworking the printed canvas surface of each Artist’s Proof, with lots of texture and paint, going over the entire piece. Each custom high definition reproduction, features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical. She can even change the people in the painting to look like you, change hair eye color, add a favorite pet, favorite wine label, write an anniversary date in the clouds or keep it exactly as the original. Each painting is finished with her signature on the front and signed and numbered on the back.
- Printed on fine art acid-free canvas
- Professional grade archival inks with UV protection
- Hand stretched; wrapped over 1.5” American Pine wood bars
- Ready to hang
- 100% Made in the USA
ORIGINALS – Perhaps you are seeking a custom ORIGINAL painting? Learn more about commissioning your own Stephanie Clair original painting here.
This is a new process that lends it self to CLAIRS vibrant colors. The process is created using a die-sublimation process in which the inks are transferred and then heated onto a special type of metal that locks in the color, gloss and vibrancy! The smaller mini's on metal make a great statement, and come with hanging hardware on the back and are ready to put on the wall as soon as you get it. Or, If you are looking for a real stand alone vibrant art piece, we can do a custom size if you choose! This is a great option if you have a lot of sun, as they are more UV resistant.