Claudia Jowitt

New Zealand artist Claudia Jowitt’s sculptural paintings are mesmerizing in detail and subtle application of color. There are whites that become roseate, lemon yellow, mauve, pistachio green, recalling spun-sugar, marshmallows or sorbets fit for the tables of Versailles.

Jowitt uses a variety of techniques to create her works. Aside from an achingly delicate and subtle palette, the application of the materials is unique. Acrylic and oils are not only applied with a brush, they are manipulated with cake-icing sets, spatulas, tile-grouting combs, and an expanse of other kitchen implements.