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  • Art Battle: my first time!

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: artist Claire Desjardins sets up.

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: artist Claire Desjardins sets up.

    Since I was already signed up for The Artist Project, I wanted to embrace the experience, by participating as much as possible, in everything I could. I signed up for both the TYPE competition, as well as Art Battle 228… What fun it was! In particular, I enjoyed being in the Art Battle, as it was interactive: the other participating artists were all amazingly talented, and super fun, and it was a rush to be up there, on that small circular stage, with people circulating around you, taking photos, etc! A little nerve wracking? Hell yes, but I managed to forget about the crowd while I painted away, and I got into my groove. Check out the photos, below, all taken by Robin Segal.
    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: heating up!

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: heating up!


    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: and the race is ON!

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: and the race is ON!


    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: 20 minutes to paint. That's all.

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: 20 minutes to paint. That's all.


    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: tic toc, tic toc... The countdown is on!

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: tic toc, tic toc... The countdown is on!


    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: only a couple of short minutes left.

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: only a couple of short minutes left.


    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: and it's already OVER!

    Art Battle 228, at The Artist Project, in Toronto: and it's already OVER!

    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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