Claire Desjardins is an award-winning abstract painter who comes from a long line of artists and grew up in Montreal, Canada. She worked for many years as a graphic designer, ensconced in a life of technology and marketing. In 2011, she gave up a regular paycheck to pursue her love of painting full time. She now has a studio one hour north of Montreal, Quebec and is represented by galleries in Canada and the States. In 2019, Claire launched her signature collection of women's "wearable art", which sells in about 500 boutiques across Canada and the US.