Claire Desjardins is an award-winning abstract painter. Originally from Montreal, she now lives in the natural beauty of the Laurentians, an hour north of the city, where she paints in her art studio, most days.
Claire’s artworks have appeared in major motion pictures and TV series. She often paints for charity, having shared the stage with popular bands such as Styx, Blue Rodeo and Randy Bachman: her paintings were auctioned off to the highest bidder after the concerts. She has taught numerous abstract painting workshops across North America.
Besides creating art, Claire is in the process of launching her complete collection of women’s apparel under her own signature label. She collaborates with companies such as US retailer, Anthropologie, and tech giants Microsoft and Samsung, adding her colorful artwork to their mixes. Claire also participates regularly in international art fairs in Toronto, New York, Miami and Los Angeles, and is represented by galleries in Canada and the US.
“All of my work is an attempt to decipher the chatter in my head, to put forward a less awkward side of myself, to navigate through my everyday chaos towards calm. My paintings are personal. The outside world is referenced quite indirectly through the filter of my emotions. Through my work, I find myself expressing sentiments or reactions of which I am consciously unaware.”