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Valerie Poon

Artist member since 2020
Markham, Ontario

I’m an illustrator and photographer from Toronto and Hong Kong.

Moving between places during my early childhood, image-making became my first language when it comes to communicating with the world. My work focuses on visually capturing fascinating ideas, people and topics I come across. What motivates me is to spark curiosity within you to discover the story behind an image!


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What do you listen to when you work?

Bossa Nova, Jazz,80s Hits

Why is art important to you?

Art is the window to my inner world, it allows me to be in the state of reflection and meditation.

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

You might run into me at Ossington, Kensington and Bellwoods probably with a film camera and a sketchbook, sometimes holding a plant!

How long have you been creating art?

I began making art since I was a small little kid, it was my voice growing up as a shy kid.

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

Having art is like having plants in your home, it adds a special and personal touch to the atmosphere.

Favourite book

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

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