By Leia Bryans
Archival Inks on Cold Press Bright
16 x 20 inches
Limited Edition of 10
$10 from each print sold will be donated to Canadian Women's Foundation, Canada’s public foundation for women and girls focusing on prevention of gender-based violence, women’s economic development, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership.
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For International Women’s Day, we partnered with multidisciplinary Toronto artist Leia Bryans and bridal boutique Loversland to release a series of limited edition prints all about LOVE.
We asked Leia a series of question about her practice, what inspires her and how love influences her work.
What inspired you to become an artist?
I'm not sure there was any one event that brought me here, nor would I say it was exactly a conscious choice. I feel as though I'm still learning what it means to be an artist, but the necessity to explore my own creativity continues to drive me.
Can you tell us about your process?
I generally keep various scraps of paper with scribbles and different colour palettes around my studio for inspiration when starting a painting or drawing. Ultimately it can be different every time, but my process always begins with something that inspires me, and I just see where it goes.
A lot of your work explores the female body, where do you draw inspiration?
I find the female form to be so interesting in its fluidity and ability to be so abstract. But I'm also very much inspired by the colour I see in objects, nature and even architecture.
How has love informed your artwork?
The presence of love in my work has come and gone and changed shapes over time. Romantic love used to be a part of my process much more, but it's shifted towards an inward love - more about my relationship with myself and how art makes me feel.
How do you celebrate love every day?
In different ways, but mostly working on maintaining healthy relationships with the things and people that make me happy!
What’s the most important piece of advice you’d give to a woman thinking of starting a career as an artist?
Continue to grow, challenge yourself and listen to your gut! Check in with yourself often and make sure you're creating art for the right reasons, whatever those may be to you.
$10 from each print sold will be donated to the Canadian Women's Foundation, Canada's public foundation for women and girls focusing on prevention of gender-based violence, women’s economic development, girls’ empowerment, and inclusive leadership.