About

Welcome Kindred Spirit.

Portrait of Artist Carolynn Anctil

“My style of artwork is lighthearted, with a hint of magic, and is designed to inspire joy.”

Carolynn Anctil

About the Artist.

I am, at my essence, a Dreamer.

My childhood home was filled with chaos and wasn’t always a safe place to be. I hid out in my bedroom a lot and found comfort in reading books that fuelled my fertile imagination where magic and wonder existed, a place where I could be lifted out of my current circumstances and go on adventures with fantastical creatures in a world of make believe.

Throughout my life, I’ve chosen to view the world from a place of hopeful optimism. That isn’t to say that I haven’t also been intimate with the shadows, but I choose not to live in darkness, believing instead in the power of beauty and delighting in the magic of birdsong on a spring morning.

My soul yearns to be in the presence of wonder,

to be lifted out of my ordinary life with its routines & responsibilities, and to go on adventures – even if they can only be found in the pages of a book or in a captivating work of art.

The best thing about being an artist, for me, is that I’m free to create the kind of world I want to believe in, simply by dreaming it into existence. By employing a generous use of imagination, I’m able to conjure characters and worlds into existence where my mind can pause, if even for just a moment, and find stillness. This is at the heart of all I do and the reason I create the kind of whimsical artwork I do.

I am a Dreamweaver.

The instruments of my trade are watercolour, ink, graphite, & story. We live in a world that can be noisy, chaotic, and unpredictable. I’m passionate about creating artwork that captivates & enchants and invites weary hearts to weave dreams & engage with wonder, as children do.

I’m on a Quest in Search of Wonder.

Will you join me?

I invite you to explore my website and discover a world of characters to reawaken your childlike sense of playfulness and joy.

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