Montreal artist Claire Desjardins emphasizes the bold colors of many years in the Caribbean, producing “paintings alive with an unfettered sense of exploration and bliss.” (Above: Fructose – Acrylic on canvas – 60″ x 40″)
-Steeped in Tradition – Acrylic on canvas – 60″ x 48″
Propelled by the intricacies of colour and form, Desjardins creates masterful compositions that hide stories left to the viewer to write. The seduction takes place though a riot (sometimes just under the surface) of rich hues; a kernel of narrative peeps out, coy, between many textures and moods. –Sabine Modder Mocoloco.com
Adelaide -For a show through March, 2012 at Le Meridien Versailles, Montreal
-Namaste, from her sold gallery . Desjardins is an artist of considerable experience, and now also sells her work on Anthropologie (see end of post).
She worked as a graphic artist for many years and originally designed souvenirs for tourists in the Caribbean. That eventually became a business . . . and when she returned north, her work was still quite figurative. It’s only been since about 2007 that she has ventured into the abstract. –Le Meridien Versailles, Montreal
Her story of how her work was picked for the Anthropologie website is well worth a read, full of excitement and explanatory details. Click this link.
A review of one of her many recent shows: Ebb & Flow
I absolutely love your work and find it extremely introspective, soulful and earthy. The energy pretty much leaps off the canvas and into the psyche. Keep creating and Namaste~
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and to comment on this amazing artist’s work!
these are fabulous! I would love to own some of her work! I’m goign to have to look at the gallerist’s website! Thank you so much for posting!
Hi Incidentallearner – You’re welcome, and thanks for stopping by. So glad it caught your eye. This artist is also on Saatchi Online (http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Acrylic-Eye-Candy/208506/165011/view) if you want to see a price range.
thanks! I looked into her work last evening but couldn’t find anything on prices. Thank you again for this!
I love that toasters thought! I can see it matches the images. Thank you for taking the time to send it along.
these are gorgeous works!
for some reason the main shapes of the compositions
make me feel as though i’m looking at toasters!! no kidding!
as though i’m about to be served a nice warm toast with
melting peanut butter!!
very inviting images.