I have always been the lady staring at the wall while someone is talking to me. It is not because I am uninterested; rather that something has caught my eye. Always observing the smallest details of my surroundings, I pick out the most random one as the point of focus. Small things amuse small minds I suppose, the inspiration for me is the overlooked and taken for granted.
I love photographs, and extracting that random object. Each day we find ourselves walking along, only with the big picture in mind. My goal is simple: to bring life to the random, sometimes overlooked things in our cities and cultures. On the other side I use my work as well to understand my emotions and comment on how experiences and things make me feel.
My lines are to show the life of the object and the connectivity that all things on the earth share. Whether it is a fire hydrant or an elaborate structure, there is life, love, hope and energy flowing through the earth. Everything has a character and it is my job to let its inner light shine through.
I invite you to join me, take a deep breath and breathe life in. Truly stop and look around where you are right now. There is such beauty around us everyday, it is truly amazing what you will see when you take the time to look. Sometimes the simplest of things are the ones we enjoy the most.
All my love,
“The first piece of Art that I have ever bought from Tori was a piece called “Love”. It was a masterpiece that I had kept for over half a year, in my room, where guests and friends were all delightfully surprised by the gift that filled up the space with a subtle energy, fitting for its name.
I encourage everyone to give themselves a present that will touch their own lives and spreads sheer awesomeness by purchasing a piece of Tori Art.”
Arthur Hung, dance instructor and writer
“Tori Mongrain is a radiant new type of artist for a new world. She interprets the life of complexity in the world around her and translates it through contrast, texture, and detail onto canvases so many are thrilled by. Just having one of her pieces in my home fostered relationships around me, started impressive conversations about art, life, and love, and brought me closer to partners I was focused on at the time. She has the passion and devotion that is lacking in many artists these days, and her work breathes spirit and life into decor, events, and the city. She’s stood up to many, put her vision and passion first, time and again, and she embraces the evolution of a new renaissance. Do yourself a favour, connect with her any way you can. Buy her art, leave a comment, write her, meet her at an event. Bring this woman’s beauty into your life, you won’t regret it.”
Jason Fonceca, Visionary leader and founder of SpiritSentient.com