Art

Bye-bye boring, hello bold!

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Since starting as a novice painter in 2010, Nadia Lloyd has emerged as a visionary entrepreneur embracing her passion for art and fashion and incorporating the two into her unique and personal brand. She is also the founder of the Toronto Art Crawl (voted 2014-2015 Top 10 Outdoor Art Fair to attend by BlogTO) which has hosted outdoor art festivals across Toronto in neighbourhoods such as Liberty Village, CityPlace and the Entertainment District. She held another event, Pampered Pooches TO, in May in Liberty Village.

 

LW: When you first started painting did you think you’d be where you are today?

NL: Not in my wildest dreams! I had never painted before and I didn’t even think of myself as creative or artistic. I started painting, and just the process of playing with colours and textures tapped into something in me that was therapeutic and amazing. It became a passion and obsession right off the bat.

 

LW: How have you married your art with fashion?

NL: I’m constantly thinking “what can I do with this?” and I realized that not everyone could afford canvases nor have enough room in their home for them. I wanted to find another way to get my work out there. The cushions were my first endeavor. From there I went to scarves, leggings and skirts.

 

LW: How would you describe your creative self?

NL: Over the years I’ve learned to accept, harness and embrace my abstract brain. I’m letting all those traits that got me in trouble in school lead me and I’m now just going with the flow. Find what you’re good at, find what feels natural and have fun with it. I know that where there’s a will there’s a way and you don’t need a lot of resources to get going. You just need a really good idea and a ton of passion.

 

LW: How can people view or buy your fashion and art?

NL: At www.nadialloyd.com – the website features my art print cushions, scarves, handbag collection, urban fitted skirts, urban art print yoga pants-leggings and more. I am really excited about my summer 2015 Nadia Lloyd Art wearables collection campaign that debuted in May. It highlights the range of style and experiences that women have, from workout to office wear, and suits the needs of women looking to bring a bit of art to their wardrobe.

1 Comment

  1. Minerva Camarena

    December 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Amazing artist and a great person. Liberty Village is so blessed with her. Great work Nadia!

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