Nard Claar has a Bachelor of Art Degree from Colorado State University. He has a Masters Degree and completed graduate studies at The University of Colorado and Master’s Institute. He has studied art with Skip Lawrence, Christopher Schink, Katherine Chang Liu, Alex Powers, Frank Francoise, Tom Owen, Frank Francise, and Gwen Fox.
Nard has worked in a variety of roles from government employee to business owner. He has been a wilderness guide, ski instructor, carpenter, and commercial photographer.
Nard has worked with several non profits in a variety of roles from course marshal for the Starlight Bike Ride supported by Trails and Open Space Coalition to Board President of local non profit. Nard is on the board of Gallery 113 and Give Campaign.
Nard is a member of the International Encaustic Artists, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Watercolor Society. He is also a member of Manitou Arts Council, Pikes Peak Arts Council, Fine Art Center and Manitou Art Center. Nard is featured in the Pike’s Peak Library District’s 2011 video “Landscapes of the Mind,” online at http://vimeo.com/26206752
His work is currently exhibited at Gallery 113 in Colorado Springs, Colorado; 45 Degree Gallery in Old Colorado City; Manitou Art Center in Manitou Springs, Colorado; and Sevigny Studio Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska.