FG: What is the Canadian art scene like? How did you find your niche?
CM: With globalization and the internet, I think the Canadian art scene gets absorbed. I’ve shown more in the States than here. My art community is very much online, artists I’ve worked with for years via Editorial Magazine, who I feel comfortable asking for advice or skill-sharing.
FG: How did you get started with Editorial magazine?
CM: I was living in a building in Montreal that was full of artists and musicians, and I felt there wasn’t a platform for us to show our work. So Editorial started for that, a venue for emerging artist friends to show their work.
FG: How does your personality influence your work?
CM: My paintings are autobiographical, my character “Gray” as well as my bichons, are extensions of myself. Through painting, I’ve built an understanding of my personality, what scares me, what gives me joy. It’s a great tool. Because of that, my work feels too intimate sometimes.