For Claire Desjardins, every canvas she paints is like writing a page in a personal diary.
Article by Janet Wilson
Surrounded by towering pines and cedars and with her two dogs at her feet, Desjardins is clearly in her element standing in front of her easel overlooking a small lake on her 31-acre property in the Laurentians. With smiling blue eyes and a hearty laugh, the outgoing abstract artist is a whirling dervish of activity and a consummate storyteller. But as she ties back her blond hair and picks up a brush, she becomes calmer and more focused and appears to leave her natural surroundings to cross over into a visual world.