Marie-Claire Kramer's oil paintings capture a diverse range of subject matter within a cohesive artistic vision. Kramer, a focused and energetic free spirit, tackles various genres of paintings: her portfolio includes still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and abstract works, all detailed with a distinctive impressionistic minimalism. Rather than defining her subjects through the limitations of the traditional art forms, Kramer uses them to ground her abstract style and close the distance between the viewer and the often obscured subject matter.
Although compositionally representational, Kramer's paintings are largely textural works, which is where the qualities of her painterly techniques are used to best effect. Kramer coaxes a sense of spatial diffusion and blurred perspectives out of thickly applied paint and the use of both brush and palette knife. The varying quality of Kramer's brushstrokes helps suggest a multidimensional sense of movement, where the patterning and energy of smaller sections go against the grain of the painting as a whole. Combined with Kramer’s sense of scale and distance, this attention to detail helps bring her body of work to life.