"The Pursuit of Happiness" original oil on multiple canvas mosaic. (hangs as one large painting) 34x48

"The Pursuit of Happiness" original oil on multiple canvas mosaic. (hangs as one large painting) 34x48

Regular price $8,900.00

What is the right balance to being human? The man is “timeless” in his quest for happiness. It's raining money and he's on top of the world. But he is spinning in circles. Living to work comes at a high price. The hourglass in his pocket symbolizes how we choose our time on this planet. The left side of the mans face shows sadness, exhaustion and a feeling of being lost. Since the beginning, money and need for power has ruled over us. The tattered umbrella represents the symbol of transcendence from the old to the new. We can all learn from our mistakes instead of repeating them over and over again and again. The pig of greed symbolizes capitalism and those at the top controlling those underneath. The shackles bind him to the modern world. Now with computers and smart phones, we don't know how to unplug. Many of us walk around as puppets, attached to their devices forgetting how to connect to the "real" world.

This bright side is the right side of the painting represents hope. The mans eye looks up towards the butterfly and a smile starts to appear. This little symbol of the butterfly represents metamorphosis and change, this side also represents nature and the beauty of life. Moreover, the man's hand is the Hopi hand, representing healing, protection, and the universe. Triangles flowing down from the hand symbolize mind, body, and spirit—a reminder that a balanced life considers all three equally important. If we are too out of balance with work, we don't have time to appreciate life and all of its gifts. The key to life is about finding that happiness and having the time to enjoy life's mysteries. Not going too far in either direction and finding that perfect balance.


Our signed and numbered canvas giclees are printed on canvas to give the look and feel of the original and are the same size as the original painting. By printing on canvas, the colors achieved are bright and vivid, mirroring the intensity of Clair’s originals. Our canvas giclees are stretched on heavy duty stretcher bars and Gallery Wrapped and ready to hang! Clairs editions are kept small, usually between 40 - 100 depending on the piece.

Artist Proof

A limited number of only 10 in the edition. CLAIR creates an alternate version of the original by painting and reworking the printed canvas surface of each Artist’s Proof, with lots of texture and paint, going over the entire piece. Each custom high definition reproduction, features its own unique set of details, and there are no two in existence that are identical. She can even change the people in the painting to look like you, change hair eye color, add a favorite pet, favorite wine label, write an anniversary date in the clouds or keep it exactly as the original. Each painting is finished with her signature on the front and signed and numbered on the back.

  • Printed on fine art acid-free canvas
  • Professional grade archival inks with UV protection
  • Hand stretched; wrapped over 1.5” American Pine wood bars
  • Ready to hang
  • 100% Made in the USA

ORIGINALS – Perhaps you are seeking a custom ORIGINAL painting? Learn more about commissioning your own Stephanie Clair original painting here.

Metal Giclee:

This is a new process that lends it self to CLAIRS vibrant colors. The process is created using a die-sublimation process in which the inks are transferred and then heated onto a special type of metal that locks in the color, gloss and vibrancy! The smaller mini's on metal make a great statement, and come with hanging hardware on the back and are ready to put on the wall as soon as you get it. Or, If you are looking for a real stand alone vibrant art piece, we can do a custom size if you choose! This is a great option if you have a lot of sun, as they are more UV resistant.