Un peu d'histoire
- From fashion design to wood painting -
Also known as Jackalop, this Quebec city artist had been first known in the fashion field as she started Jackalop inc, a clothes brand, in 2005.
Now living up in a little swiss chalet in the mountains of the Eastern Townships, she works and live under the same roof.
With a background in graphic design and fabric printing, and to merge drawing with the pleasure of working with natural wood, the idea of painting on it emerged.
Furthermore, it became an new occasion to offer a tangible existence to her illustrations.
The lush natural landscape that surrounds her, along with the little creatures that lives in it, provide her an infinite inspiration.
A little bit of history in pictures...
During her last years studying Fashion Design, she had the opportunity to work for Descente, a japanese sports clothes compagny, in Osaka and Tokyo, in the snowboard clothes design departement.
She brought back the idea of creating a line of snowboard onepieces.
Her onepiece project evolved to become a clothes compagny, Jackalop Inc.
Soon, the compagny expanded its activities to streetwear like jackets and hoodies.
Fabric printing came by itself, in order to incorporate illustrations to the textiles.
Printing on t-shirts then became an obvious addition to Jackalop's collections.
Many collections are born from this blend between graphic design and clothing, sold online and in store, in Montreal, Quebec City and Bromont.
Her bowties collection had been featured at National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec.
From one thing to another, the clothes lost textile printing exclusivity as the collective Jackalop Co. had been formed with the designer Stanislas Metzger to make home pillows and cushions.
The first artwork collection is born, from framed printed textiles.
Launch of the Slow Art Manifesto, a philosophical narrative about ideas and issues related to modern art.
Always seeking new canevas to decorate, and while being fond of natural wood, the idea of painting on skateboard and birch blocks soon became an obvious option.
has carved out a privileged place among the options.