Claire J Bateman – Five Paintings



The Quietness Clock


Oceanic Clock


Epic Float 


Artist’s Statement on Beauty

If it doesn’t heal and wound us, it isn’t beauty.

If its inside isn’t larger than its outside, it isn’t beauty.

If it isn’t unquantifiable, it isn’t beauty.

If its presence doesn’t disturb, disrupt, confound the soul, even while setting it at rest, it isn’t beauty.

If it doesn’t have something to do with love, it isn’t beauty.


Claire  Bateman lives and works in Greenville, SC, and is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently, Scape from New Issues Poetry and Prose. She has also contributed art for book covers.