Being a Fine Artist is arguably the most difficult way for a creative person to make a living. Gaining art collectors' attention can be the tipping point to a new and fulfilling career. In this second episode, we meet with fine artist and former Cirque du Soleil illustrator, Heidi Taillefer who has a surrealist and symbolic approach to her oil paintings. We are introduced to the art schools she is familiar with, past and present. One of her impressive buyers is art collector Robert Wiseman who explains his passion for the art world. Finally, we meet Anthony Welsh, founder of Syn studio, an internationally renowned concept art school where Heidi gives occasional classes. The relevant relationship between all parties is a fascinating story that we can’t wait for you to discover!
Guest(s) : Heidi Taillefer, Surrealist Fine Artist Anthony Welsh, President Syn Studio Robert Wiseman, President Econo Malls
Proposed and hosted by Anne Janody, this is the first edition of ART Impact. Each of the six episodes features a relevant topic of the art world and includes a related specialist, artist, and organization. Showcasing the evolving culture of our society in an easy to follow format, the show examines the interrelated impact that each entity can have in a captivating way. Genuine, unique and inspiring, ART Impact presents a 360° perspective of important topics with a host who is animated and approachable. For its first series, you can expect to see a unique episode on the following themes - street art & murals, Illustrator to fine artist, visual FX, philanthropy in the arts, haute couture and contemporary Native art. Focused on visuals arts, all of the featured artists are professionals who make a living with their artwork. Organizations featured include the MMFA, McCord Museum, MURAL, Atomic Fiction, Syn Studio and the BACA.
Anne is an ardent Montrealer, lover of the arts and well-traveled curious individual. Growing up in a vibrant cultural environment, she practiced dance, drawing, and piano. Studying business at HEC, graduating with a BBA and MSc, she did a significant project on cultural nonprofits. Anne volunteers in various arts organizations including the YPC of the MMFA. To engage her creative side, she established a brand/blog (Jano Lapin) where she reveals her enthusiasm for the art world she frequents.