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 en plein air as a form
of meditation. Six years ago the artist re entered the art world, selected for the
Annual Juried Art Show at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists with her pen and India
ink drawing “Seated Figure”, which sold. Clarice gave a lecture as the Guild’s
featured Walk and Talk Artist.
Since then the artist began painting in acrylic both en plein air and in studio. She
has been studying landscapes and figures in landscape, showing her love of
nature and hiking in Ridgefield and surrounding towns and slowly evolving
towards more expressionistic works.
More recently selected for the National Juried show of Women Artists, for her
painting displayed at the Slater Memorial Museum. Clarice has won first prize in
juried shows for both her ink drawings and her painting. She teaches en plein air
and acrylic painting in her Ridgefield Studio, and is the founder and facilitator for
The Artist’s Way Study Group and Creativity Workshops of Ridgefield and