Camping In High Style
by Deidre Wicks
Unlike many artists who seem to have been born with a paint brush in their hand, the first time I seriously picked up a brush was in Fashion School in Toronto where I was taught how to illustrate. To my surprise it was illustration, not fashion, which stole my heart. I find inspiration in all types of animals but the ones who inspire me the most are the ones who keep me company all day (1 dog, 2 cats). I also used to support myself as a dog walker so I know firsthand just how individual each animal is.
My love of fashion, costume, old photographs and everything sweet also inspires my watercolours. And tea. I have an addiction to tea!
My watercolours have been exhibited in Canada and the United States and have appeared in magazines, blogs and music posters. I also illustrated my first children’s book in 2013.
I work out of my tiny studio in Toronto, Canada.