CLAIRE DESJARDINS - Feature Artist
Claire Desjardins is an award-winning abstract painter based in Gore, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida.
Claire exhibits her paintings in galleries across North America. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections worldwide.
“My art is about building beautiful, joyful connections with the natural world.”
Claire grew up in Montreal and spent most of her summers in Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Her country home as a child was nestled in 60-acres of untamed boreal forest. Creativity in her household was encouraged. Great art was revered. Claire’s success as a fine artist was a celebrated rite of passage.
“I believe a keen understanding of color and its relationship to people and nature creates more beautiful places to live, work and play.”
Claire’s paintings, though abstract, take their visual cues from forms, colors, textures and patterns in nature: the feathers of a bird, the shades of turquoise in the water, how the light through the trees dapples on the ground below.
Beyond the canvas, Claire’s art transforms commercial and residential interiors, urban exteriors, housewares, furniture, package design and women’s apparel. Her work has appeared in major motion pictures and popular television shows. Claire’s long-standing corporate collaborations shape and define the customer experience – most notably for retail North American retail giant Anthropologie.
Visit the gallery to view our collection of Claire's beautiful artwork.
THE INSPO SHOW
Join us this season for an incredible new show! The Inspo Show will inspire both artists and art enthusiasts through creativity.
The Inspo Show is on until the end of September 2023.
This show is available to view in our online art gallery, the Glow Gallery.
KATE SPADE NEW YORK
We are now carrying Kate Spade New York stationery and gifts!
Since their launch in 1993 with six essential handbags, Kate Spade has always stood for optimistic femininity.
Today they’re a global life and style house filled with handbags, of course. Also clothes, shoes, jewelry, home décor, tech accessories and so many other things that you use every day. Their style is synonymous with joy.
Stop in the gallery to shop Kate Spade New York planners, notebooks, totes, tumblers and a full range of fabulously happy gifts!
BEAM PAINTS NOW AVAILABLE
We are thrilled to partner with Beam Paints! Beam Paints is the result of a multi generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. Anong Beam was raised by artist parents Carl Beam and Ann Beam, was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the lacloche mountain range near her home in M'chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on these early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials.
Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, create a handmade saturated colour that is a joy to paint with, from thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke. Our watercolour pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch that are offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation. Our pans are then wrapped in biodegradable wrappers.
Shop Beam Paints in the gallery!