Select artworks by Claire Desjardins will be on display at Wall Space Gallery, in Ottawa, Ontario.
JULY 19 — AUGUST 16, 2017
Vernissage: Wednesday, July 19 from 5 PM to 7 PM
— ARTIST STATEMENT
Summertime is my favourite season. It is a carefree time, but it is so very short. Each month has its own personality, and with it, I find myself consumed by feelings of spontaneity and joy. I am in love with the season, though it is much shorter than I would like for it to be. I relish each month…
June is full of hope: the breeze is a tease, blowing hot one minute, and cool the next. The sun coaxes garden out from its deep sleep, and the flowers are taking their first stretches of the year, enjoying the warmer temps, and showing off their pretty colours.
July is blushing: hot air pushes air out from our lungs, stifling, leaving us breathless, yet still luring us outdoors. Parched concrete burns bare feet in the midday heat, and hearts beat a little faster.
August tells us to hurry up: crickets sing at night, reminding us that autumn is not far off. There is a sense of urgency, a sense of time running out. It is a reminder to make haste, and to get out and enjoy the remaining warm days. Sleepy eyes are already upon us.
— CLAIRE DESJARDINS — BIO
Award-winning abstract painter, Claire Desjardins, is originally from Montreal, and now lives surrounded by the natural beauty of the Laurentians, an hour north of the city, where she paints in her art studio, most days. Claire’s artworks have appeared in major motion pictures and TV series.
Besides creating art, Claire also teaches painting workshops in both Canada and the US, and collaborates with companies such as US retailer, Anthropologie, and tech giant, Microsoft, adding her colourful artwork to their mix. Her designs are available on apparel through Nuvango.com, and on tech accessories through GelaSkins.com.
Claire is represented by galleries in Canada and in the US.