Hello, I’m Luisa

I’m so happy to have you here!
I’m a multidisciplinary artist: I draw, paint, illustrate, write and create collage.

I live in Montreal, Canada with my husband and my dog Boris.

Luisa on No-Modem Sunday

I’ve always loved to teach myself things. I usually take a couple of classes and then I piece together additional skills I want to have. In this way I’ve learned to play a guitar, to code, to knit. I’ve learned digital marketing, e-commerce and many other things, so it was clear that I could teach myself how to draw.

But I fell into a trap

I tried to monetize my art and I got lost in the “what would sell” instead of “what I want to make”. Needless to say, a  lot of sadness and frustration ensued. Much energy and time was lost until summer of 2019 when I took a month long break from new information and really set to find what I wanted to make.

I was conflicted about not having formal art education. I have a BA in Marketing and an MA in Librarianship and yet, it seemed that I was still lacking legitimacy.

By accident I stumbled on an interview with Beatrice Allemagna, a celebrated prize winning children’s book illustrator in which she said she’s completely self-taught and proud of it. She is one of my biggest inspirations.

What I do now

Besides making personal work (this is my pop-up gallery) and commissioned portraits, I encourage and mentor self-taught artists to find their voice and the art they truly want to make. I help them to avoid unnecessary detours and discouragement because we chase the wrong thing.

I do this in a few different ways, I:

If you have any questions about the above, don’t hesitate to contact me!
email: luisa@flowarte.com

Collection of zines

Disclosure

There are affiliate links in my site from online learning schools, graphic design resources and my web host. However I chose not link to Amazon as an affiliate.

All products linked are things I have personally used and liked. I don’t link to products I have not used myself.

Where to now?