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  • A new year, and a new start: painting my story

    As 2014 wound up, and 2015 announced itself, I find myself in the midst of a big life change: we are moving to the country! We decided to keep a pied a terre in the city, so as not to suffer from urban withdrawal, but so far, country life is broadly appealing, and occupying most of our time: despite the winter (not my favourite season, due to the extreme cold we experience up north), there is skiing, bird watching, and hiking through beautiful trails that remind me of what Narnia would look like. It’s truly beautiful here.


     

    I’ve been setting up house, as well as creating a space for me to paint: a new studio! This means painting everything white, in my new work space. Wall painting is a slow (and for me, a painful) process. I’m excited, though, to get working again, so that’s the carrot at the end of the stick!


     

    In response to my life changes, I’ve been painting flowing, moving shapes that intertwine with one another. Here’s what I’ve come up with…

    Fresh Beginnings original painting by Claire Desjardins. 48 in. x48 in. - Acrylics on canvas.

    Fresh Beginnings original painting by Claire Desjardins. 48 in. x48 in. - Acrylics on canvas.


    It's A Go, original abstract painting by Claire Desjardins. 30 in. x 30 in.

    It's A Go, original abstract painting by Claire Desjardins. 30 in. x 30 in.


    My Heart, Your Soul original abstract painting by Claire Desjardins. 36 in. by 60 in.

    My Heart, Your Soul original abstract painting by Claire Desjardins. 36 in. by 60 in.

    About Claire

    Claire is an abstract painter who teaches painting workshops in both Canada and in the US. She has received grants to attend artist residencies in Vermont (2011 and 2013), and in southeastern China (2013) and has been interviewed by various art magazines, most notably Magazin’ Art (Spring 2015) and Parcours (2014), the French language arts magazine. She was also interviewed for Art Inc. (a book by author Lisa Congdon. She has gallery representation in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Oakville, and in the US, in Charlotte. She appears regularly on a number of blogs, including Design for Mankind, Moco Loco, Design Milk and Saatchi Art’s online magazine. U.S. retail chain, Urban Outfitters, sells her original artwork under their Anthropologie banner. They reproduce her artwork on merchandise, and sell it under the Claire Desjardins signature label. Claire’s work has also appears in various feature films and television shows.
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