Owner, artist and creative director of two creative small businesses - YFL Art & Home Decor and YFL.ART illustrations
YFL Art & Home Decor is my primary business, where I create unique, functional art and homeware to enhance your space and spark joy.
As a mom of three, I strive to create gorgeous pieces for busy homes that are functional, safe, durable and beautiful.
I ensure each and every single piece created reflects the passion and skill I have spent years developing and perfecting.
All my pieces are hand-made, locally in Ontario, and tough enough for your family!
My wall art paintings have evolved from bright lively florals and expressive landscapes to a more abstract fluid feel. My new body of work reflects on the movement and energy of constant change in our lives. Yet it still embraces the vibrant and light values of my florals and landscapes and allows me to abandon structure for fluidity and the unpredictability of the process. I create from the heart, passionately, incorporating movement, energy and texture.
YFL.ART, is where I create watercolour art and accessories for kids! It's my outlet for my fun whimsical side!
I immigrated to Canada in my teens, spending my formative years in Dubai, India and traveling East Asia. I’ve always had a distinct interest in the arts and nurtured my love by attending Sheridan College & Seneca College for Art Fundamentals & Digital Media Arts.
But as life happens, priorities shifted, pushing my passion for art to a side project, as I dealt with life’s many adventures.
For the next decade I worked within the medical & orthodontic fields. And I was able to keep my creative side by supporting the organization's graphic design and marketing needs.
Through my years, I struggled with depression, anxiety and chronic illness. In 2011, I suffered my first miscarriage. The loss spiraled me into depression and diving back into painting was the only thing that kept me afloat. Subsequently, I had two more losses and endured fertility treatment. I continued to battle my mental health, and chronic illness, with my creativity. And then, in 2016, I made the decision to focus on my passion, living a creative life.
I now share my experiences with mental health and chronic illness, through my platforms. I use my creative journey to help those who share in similar experiences. I aim to bring more light onto the challenges of being a mom and a WOC entrepreneur. And share how my creative life and business was a catalyst to self healing and building a legacy for my kids.
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Some of the shopping centres our products have been featured in:
Gather - Bomanville - Dec 7
One of A Kind - Enercare Centre - Nov 21 to Dec 1
Etsy Made in Canada - Newmarket Town Hall - Sept 28-29
Midtown Artisan Market -Yonge Eglinton Centre- Sept 12-14
Upmarket- Yorkville Village- Sept 11,18,25
Upmarket- Yorkville Village- Aug 7,21,28
Toronto Market Co- King & Bay- Aug 6,13,14,15,20
TMCO - Brookfiled place -June 19, July 10, July 24
Riverdale Artwalk -Jimmie Simpson park- June 1-2
ArtFest -Distillery District -May 18-20
Midtown Artisan Market -Yonge Eglinton Centre- May 9-11
Mommunity - April 28
Craftadian - Hamilton -April 6
One of a Kind Show -Enercare Centre Toronto - March 27-31
Artist Project - Better Living Centre - Feb 21-24
Picks & Giggles -Oshawa -Feb 3
Midtown Artisan Market- Yonge and Eglinton Centre - Jan 10-12
One of a Kind Show and Sale -Toronto- Nov 22- Dec 2
Mamas Locally- Bolton- Oct 27
Mommunity Market- Vaughan - Oct 13
Mid Town Artisan Market - Yonge and Eglinton Centre - Sept 13-15
Mommunity Market - Vaughan - Sept 8
Fan Expo - Metro Convention Centre - Aug 30-Sept 2
ArtWalk in the Square -Shops at Don Mills - Aug 10-12
Female Founders Pop Up - Yorkdale Shopping Centre -July 18-31
Evergreen Brick Works -Toronto - July 29
Artscape Wychwood Barns - Toronto -July 20
Mid Town Artisan Market - Yonge and Eglinton Centre - July 12-14
All things Handmade- Whitby - June 9
Riverdale Art Walk - Toronto - June 2-3
Artfest Toronto- Distillery District May 19-21
Blossom and Bloom-Union Station May 10-11
Etsy made in Canada-Georgina May 5-6
Mid Town Market-Yonge and Eglinton Centre April 19-21
Craftadian-Hamilton April 7
Mommunity Market- Vaughan - March 2018
Mommunity Market- Vaughan - Feb 2018
Blossom and Bloom (Scarborough Town Centre) Dec 1-14
York Region Holiday Market-Newmarket Dec 2
Makeful Market (Seasons Christmas Show) Nov 17-19
Craftadian-Port Credit Nov 11
Mama Market - Dixie Mall Oct 28
Etsy Made in Canada-Aurora Sept 23
Fan Expo-Metro Convention Centre Aug 31-Sept 1-2
Art walk in the Square-Shops at Donmills- Aug 18-20
Evergreen Brick Works- July 16
Trinity Bellwoods Flea June 18
The Market Place- May, June, Aug, Oct, Nov 2017
Riverdale Artwalk June 3-4
Artusiasm Art Gallery- March 25th
Hashtag Gallery- Dec 18-Dec 23
Etsy Country Christmas - November 26th,2016
ETA Awards at District 28 - October 21st,2016
Etsy Made in Canada at the Aurora Cultural Cenre - September 24th,2016
VAM Art in the Park at Visual Arts Mississauga Riverwood - September 18th,2016
ArtWalk in the Square at Shops at Donmills - August 12,13,14th, 2016
Toronto Art Crawl at Liberty Village - June 11,2016