I am a young, multi-media artist based in Ontario, Canada. I have been in love with art all my life, and over the years, built my skills by continually practicing, learning and pushing my comfort zones. I took art all through high school, and have always had a pen in my hand and a sketchbook in my bag.

After a decline in my mental health, I decided to pursue education outside of a school setting, and focus on things I loved, like art and writing. While learning to live with mental illnesses on my shoulders, these hobbies transformed from casual pass times, to much needed coping mechanisms. I spent most of my life believing that I wouldn’t be able to turn this hobby into a career, despite the encouragement I had.
 
At the beginning of 2018, I decided to take the leap and invest in making prints, buying packaging, etc. This process included endless hours of research, support from family, friends and teachers, and flip flopping between I can do this/I’m making a mistake. Although I still wonder if I will be ‘successful’ financially, I know that I love art, it makes my happy, and I want to share my work.
 
My goal as an artist is to take these pieces of work that hold so much meaning to me, and share them with the world. I hope to encourage people to celebrate, and accept their differences by illustrating diversity, uniqueness, and self love. I strive to break down barriers in media, and push the norms of representation.
I recognize my privileges of growing up in a first world country that is more progressive than most, having a supportive family, and having access to education. I know a lot of people are not fortunate enough to have these things. I want to do something for the people who are beaten, bullied or ostracized for their differences. As a biracial, queer, and mentally ill woman, I benefited greatly from seeing others like myself in art, movies, music. I hope I can grow that representation, and make media more inclusive.

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Message me! I'm open for commissions, doing digital portraits, or acrylic paintings. I can do portraits of you or your family, flowers, or even pet drawings. If you want something else, message me and I'll do my best to make it work!

Madi's artwork is for sale at The Art and Heirloom Shoppe located downtown Chatham 159 King Street West.

Educate yourself on mental health issues, disabilities, sexualities, and how to be a supportive ally. Many people hide what they are dealing with, family, friends and coworkers. Letting people around you know that you’re there for them opens the door to communication.

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