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.