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″)
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
-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.