Claire Desjardins

Claire Desjardins

Claire Desjardins (b. 1965, Montreal) is an award-winning Canadian artist living and working in Gore, Quebec. Working primarily in painting, her formally driven work focuses on gesture and colour, emphasizing energetic, animated brush strokes and bold palettes. Her work is both highly abstract and highly personal, a dynamic expression of sentiments or reactions of which she is consciously unaware. She regularly exhibits her work in galleries and art fairs throughout North America. In addition, she frequently teaches painting workshops and has served as a jury member on several national art prizes. Claire has been involved with various corporate collaborations, including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Microsoft, Nuvango, Gelaskins, and Shutterfly, among others.

Arc-en-ciel
Arc-en-ciel begins with colour as the guiding principle that informs the other components of my work: form, composition, texture. I strive to communicate through my artwork a sense of immediacy, spontaneity, and range of emotional expression..
Fleurs de minuit
Perfume wafts through the air. The scent comes from the flowerbed. Not being a connoisseur, I simply inhale it and enjoy the long-forgotten sensation of smelling the aroma of my newly bloomed flowers. It has been a long winter.