Desjardins’ dynamic compositions reflect the optimism of new beginnings, with a bright and vibrant palette. The continuation of her abstract series is largely inspired by her recent move from downtown Montreal to a rural home and studio surrounded by forest. Desjardins feels she has experienced an evolution in her skills along with this new, uninterrupted space of tranquility, where she is able to fully immerse herself in her practice and more able to listen to her “visceral voice”.
Desjardins hails from a long line of artists growing up in Montreal. Following a successful career as a graphic designer, Desjardins pursued her love of painting. Between 2011 and 2013 Desjardins received three grants to attend artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2011 and 2013) and the Da Wang Culture Highland, in Shenzhen, China (2013).
Desjardins' work is also represented in the realm of decorative arts. U.S. retail chain Anthropologie incorporates Desjardins' original artwork on merchandise, such as bags, rugs, bedding, and accessories sold under the “Claire Desjardins” signature label.
Claire Desjardins has been featured in a number of articles including:
Apt613.ca, "Abstract landscapes and ceramic gardens" by Brenda Dunn, July 4, 2016.
Desjardins work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Her work is represented across Canada and internationally.
Prices range from $400-5400 CAN