The world’s great cities inspire great art. The work of local Toronto artists is as diverse, creative and fun as the city itself. Looking for a great gift for business events? Give the gift of Canada’s Downtown.
WHO: Scotty Graham, Windsor-born, Toronto-based graphic designer who first made a name for himself with some timely valentines.
WHAT: Retro Toronto. Graphic, stylishly re-imagined Toronto promotional posters from the 1970s, featuring the CN Tower, Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point.
HOW MUCH: Prints range from $25-$132
WHO: Lichia Lui, Taiwanese-born artist who now calls Toronto home, a self-taught illustrator who sketches China, Japan, Taiwan and Toronto.
WHAT: Watercolour-and-ink painting of the stunning Toronto Skyline originally sketched in Lichia’s sketchbook.
HOW MUCH: $12
WHO: Casey O’Neill, Toronto expressionist-style artist known for his dramatic and vibrant use of color as seen throughout his artwork.
WHAT: Toronto get Munched. Vibrant, colourful street scenes including Toronto icons like the famous Gooderham Building and streetcars.
HOW MUCH: Various prints from $40-$150
WHO: Marlena Zuber lives and works in Toronto, making maps, illustrating books and magazines, and producing drawings and paintings.
WHAT: Whimsically idiosyncratic maps of Toronto and neighbourhoods, including Kensington Market and Dundas West.
HOW MUCH: Cards and prints from $4-85
WHO: Mysterious graffiti artist known for his ubiquitous, line-drawn female faces seen all around town.
WHAT: Prints, t-shirts and even mailboxes adorned with Anser’s now iconic “painted lady” graffiti creations.
HOW MUCH: T-shirts and prints $30-225