21 Feb 2021

Tiffany Blaise

i. I work as a landscape painter  ii. I do this creative work because: I find it to be a very rewarding means of personal expression. It’s so gratifying to create something out of nothing and I can’t imagine not creating.  iii. A ‘typical’ day for me in the pandemic involves:

19 Feb 2021

Paula Barrantes

i. I work as a visual artist focusing on botanical art. ii. I do this creative work because: It allows me to feed my curiosity for the natural world and share my love for it with others. iii. A ‘typical’ day for me in the pandemic involves: I start the

16 Feb 2021

Martin Klimas

‘Flawlessly arranged flower vases are shot by steel bullets and captured at the moment of their destruction. When hit by the projectiles, glass vases shatter, and ceramic and stoneware vases burst into large fragments.’ Fine art photographer Martin Klimas – based in Dusseldorf, Germany – is describing works from his

02 Feb 2021

Rachel McKinley

i. I work as a Master Chocolatier for Purdys Chocolatier and an independent Confectionery Consultant. ii. I do this creative work because: Feeding people delicious things is one of the most fulfilling, joy inducing acts a human has to give. iii. A ‘typical’ day for me in the pandemic involves:

31 Jan 2021

Drew Burnham 2021

2 minutes and 30 seconds. That’s how long it took for Drew Burnham’s latest Toronto exhibit,  IV Paintings, to sell out this year. This may be a regular occurrence but – as this remarkable North Van-based artist told us during his last Toronto exhibit in 2017 – it’s always a

22 Jan 2021

Michael Robert Bock

i. I work as an Artist and Production Designer ii. I do this creative work because: I have no choice in the matter. I romanticize working a more stable career path. My heart and my hands won’t let me. iii. A ‘typical’ day for me in the pandemic involves: Wake up

17 Jan 2021

Stephanie Geracitano

i. I work as a: Jewellery designer and sculptor. ii. I do this creative work because: Creativity is the pulse of life. It is my passion and purpose and as innate to me as breathing. A life without it would be bleak and meaningless. A full-time career in the creative

12 Jan 2021

Maria Batista

i. I work as a: Glassblowing craftsperson who creates unique glass art objects for the home. My work is inspired by bright colours, nature, movement, and playfulness. My glassblowing journey started in 2014 at Terminal City Glass Co-op, which is the studio I still work out of.  . ii. I

10 Jan 2021

Robert Hughes

i. I work as a craft coffee roaster, and I’m the co-founder of Heights Coffee Co. ii. I do this creative work because: The curiosity quotient was just too high. Roasting coffee felt like something I had to try, or the regret would have consumed me! I imagine this is

08 Jan 2021

Tara Lee Bennett

i. I work as an artist. ii. I do this creative work because: There is absolutely nothing else I would, could or should rather do. iii. A ‘typical’ day for me in the pandemic involves: My days start late and begin with tea for me and coffee for my girlfriend