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 pursued her love of painting full time. She now has a studio in Montreal 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. She was one of 6 artists selected by Microsoft to design skins especially for the launch of the high-end device, the Microsoft Surface. She also collaborates regularly with. U.S. retail chain, Urban Outfitters, which sells her original artwork under their Anthropologie banner, online as well as in their New York, Chicago, and Montreal stores. They reproduce her artwork on merchandise and sell it under the Claire Desjardins signature label.