Elyssa Padillo

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Elyssa Padillo is an artist from Canada, living in Toronto. She graduated with a BFA degree in Image Arts, New Media at Ryerson University in 2016, which eventually led her to land a full-time graphic design role in the beauty industry. However, with almost 3 years of working as a designer, she has now decided to switch gears and pursue a career in illustration.

She was born and raised in the Philippines, hence, her style being very much influenced by the vibrant and lively Filipino culture. Being inspired by artists like Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney, Elyssa's works are known for being bright, fun, and colourful. Her main focus is turning mundane, everyday situations into magical scenes that give off a whimsical, youthful feeling. Her works are mostly digital, but she also enjoys to draw and paint on paper from time to time. She continues to hone her craft by always challenging herself to explore subject matters that are out of her comfort zone.

Elyssa Padillo