About the Book
Clair’s work can be seen around the globe and read in numerous publications which have featured her story and her artistic studies. With an extensive number of her pieces residing in private collections, institutions, and on the walls of numerous galleries, the love for her trade is apparent to all who view and own her creations.
This book contains 29 paintings of the artist's favorite subject, the dog. These heartfelt paintings of our faithful friends were created from from 2009 to 2011.
Clair works as a full time artist living on the Coast of North Carolina with her family and faithful muse/studio dog, Chumley.
Wilmington, NC artist Clair Hartmann grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and studied painting and graphic design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She was inspired and encouraged at an early age by her uncle Jimmy Lueders; an accomplished painter who taught at the Pennsylvania Fine Arts Academy. After years of owning her own graphic design studio she decided to follow her passion and paint full time. In June 2007, she started painting on a daily basis as part of the "Painting-A-Day" movement. To showcase her works, she started an on-line blog in December of 2008, where she posts her small format paintings, as well as video clips showing some of her works as they progress. Clair’s works and articles about her, have appeared in numerous publications. Most recently in Artist and Illustrator and Modern Dog Magazine. She is represented in a number of galleries, and in the private collections of individuals and institutions; both nationally, and internationally.