Author Archives: Claire

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.

The evolution of a blouse
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The evolution of my Aquarelle Silk Blouse, with ANTHROPOLOGIE: I am often asked how things work with Anthropologie, with regards to my art being reproduced on some of their products. While I’m not at liberty to disclose details of our … Continue reading


My take on The Artist Project contemporary art fair
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It’s been almost one month since the start of The Artist Project, contemporary art fair in Toronto, which ran from February 19th to the 22nd. We all worked so hard, to get there, and when it was over, our energy … Continue reading


Expressions in Paint workshop: May 2015
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It’s official: I’ll be giving another “Expressions in Paint” workshop, this coming May! It will be at the Helen Day Art Center, in Stowe, Vermont… Any excuse to go back to my beloved Vermont, and spend time there! If you … Continue reading


A hot new little purse… With my art on it!
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A hot new little evening purse is now being shown in Paris sur Mode 2015: it’s this little snakeskin design, by Cheet London (see photos below). What makes it special to me? The answer to that is that the person … Continue reading