Laurence Vallières, sculptress of the menagerie.
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Laurence Vallières, sculptress of the menagerie.

Laurence Vallières is a talented artist based in Montréal, known especially for her distinctive, larger-than-life sculptures of animals created entirely out of cardboard. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Germany and the United States, to name a few countries, and I was lucky enough to room with her in Miami during Art Basel 2014. After having … Continue reading

Katie Morton: Queen of the Broke Art Students
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Katie Morton: Queen of the Broke Art Students

We live in a city where an academic background is often times – and unfortunately – seen as the equivalent of creative experience, talent and professionalism. A very structured system defines what makes an “established” artist through age, length of resume and “reliable” references, sometimes forgetting to take passion, dedication and skill into account. In … Continue reading

Jimmy Chiale, artist.
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Jimmy Chiale, artist.

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with artist Jimmy Chiale for a conversation over cappuccinos and whiskey at Tequila Bookworm. Known for his distinctive, abstract style and vibrant bursts of color, Chiale is nothing less than passionate about his art, inspired by everything and looking to inspire in return. Originally from France, … Continue reading

Adrian Forrow, illustrator.
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Adrian Forrow, illustrator.

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with award-winning multi-disciplinary illustrator and artist Adrian Forrow. Honor graduate of OCAD University, Adrian is inspired by the simplicity of overlooked forms and odd, imperfect shapes and his eclectic designs attract clients all around Canada, Europe and the United States. We had a lively conversation about … Continue reading