Nard Claar

Mixed Media Painter

You can find Nard's work at:

2818 King Street

Colorado Springs, CO


“I am inspired by the wild world of nature with its mix of light, color and shapes. Art is my expression to explore my whole self. I sink my roots into this world of inter dependency and interconnections. My work explores the elements of personal perception, place, and presence in the moment. I merge the world of dreams and shadows with the light of day, the shadow darkness and connecting inner and outer into a whole. Humans are tool makers and mark makers. I connect with my environment as a bike commuter and with a sustainable lifestyle.

I work primarily in dimensional space with mixed media including watercolor, acrylic, encaustic, collage, cold wax, photography and pastel. Simplification of shapes to their essential elements is a core component of my style, connecting the viewer emotionally with the delicate web of life.
Nard Claar has studied art in workshops and academic settings. He teaches classes and provides demonstrations here and abroad.

From government employee to business owner, Nard has held a variety of roles. He has been a wilderness guide, trip guide, ski instructor, carpenter, commercial photographer, and published poet. He works with several non-profits to promote the environment, arts, and community.

A member of both local and national art groups, Nard was featured in the Pike’s Peak Library District’s art video “Landscapes of the Mind,” online at

His work is currently exhibited at:
45 Degree Gallery in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs
Manitou Art Center in Manitou Springs
Colorado Springs, Academy Art and Frame in Colorado Springs
Stones, Bones, and Wood in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
Sephan’s Fine Art Gallery, in Anchorage, Alaska
Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Michael's On Main, Sarasota, Florida

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