Claire Goldrick’s love of subject matter for paintings ranges from equine scenes to fly fishing and water and landscapes to historical portrayals, many featuring Lewis and Clark. She has lived in Idaho, Montana, Colorado and New Mexico, providing her with endless material for painting ideas.
Goldrick began drawing and painting at age 7 while growing up in Albuquerque, NM. Traveling with family to galleries in Santa Fe and Taos inspired her to perfect her talent and, in the process, realize her interest in painting horses as a focal point. At age 15 she began painting commissioned horse portraits for breeders in New Mexico. At the same time, she had a lucrative sideline doing portraits of classmates for their parents.
After 32 years in Pagosa Srpings, Goldrick and her husband moved in 2007 to Fredericksburg, in the Texas hill country, to be closer to family. You can see Goldrick’s work at Two Old Crows gallery in Pagosa Springs.