IsabellaDiSclafani

PAINTINGS & CLAY FIGURINES

Montreal, Canada · 682 Sales

IsabellaDiSclafani

PAINTINGS & CLAY FIGURINES

Montreal, Canada 682 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(256)

Announcement   I'm at City of Craft in Toronto this weekend from Friday, Dec 9-Sunday, Dec 11.
● All artwork ships with a tracking number to Canada and the US, unless otherwise stated. I can ship multiple pieces together usually for one flat fee. If you prefer a shipping method without tracking number, please contact me prior to placing an order.
● International orders ship by regular airmail (no tracking or insurance), but tracking service is available for an extra fee. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2016

I'm at City of Craft in Toronto this weekend from Friday, Dec 9-Sunday, Dec 11.
● All artwork ships with a tracking number to Canada and the US, unless otherwise stated. I can ship multiple pieces together usually for one flat fee. If you prefer a shipping method without tracking number, please contact me prior to placing an order.
● International orders ship by regular airmail (no tracking or insurance), but tracking service is available for an extra fee. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Isabella Di Sclafani

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5 out of 5 stars
(256)
Christine Williams

Christine Williams on Nov 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

completely stunning. the photos don't do the paintings justice, their colour and quality are out of this world. I can't stop looking at it! Expertly packaged and shipped super quickly, most amazing artist and etsy seller. highly recommend!

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Art postcard sets in my shop!
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New Queen Elizabeth II original portrait painting in my shop.
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About

Not everything in life has to be logical

Quick timeline of my life:
1967... born
1970s-80s... childhood/teenage years
1985... stopped thinking that i had to study science to get a job because everyone told me so. went to art school instead.
1990s... after i got my degree, my parents divorced and i ended up working full-time in an art supply store downtown. spent most of my free time painting, doing local art shows and hanging out with my friends.
1996-2006... met my future husband who owned a record store up the street from the art supply store where I worked. we became good friends. we fell in love. i got pregnant. we got married. i gave birth to our first child (a boy) in 1998. i gave birth to our second child (a girl) in 2000. we ran a music and book store together during this time. it was the coolest store in montreal. we sold vinyl toys, books, vintage records, literature, art books, and my paintings. we loved that store. we were very sad when it closed.
2003-2012... got a part-time job at a toy store which became full-time and switched back to part-time again. spent this period raising a family with my husband and spent any free spare time painting. **
2012-2014... left the toy store and got a part-time job at a local art supply store. spent spare time painting and began selling online. started to get into some gallery shows. won a show award. quit my job as soon as i could.
2014-present... full-time artist

**NOTE: when our store closed in 2006, my husband also found work and even worked with me at the toy store for a while. in 2008 my husband went to university to study spanish literature and he completed his bachelor and master's degrees. he's now in the process of finishing his phd degree. we hope to travel and see the world. he can teach and i can paint and sell my work.


In the beginning, I painted many, many nudes on very large canvases. I still draw nudes, but for the last few years, I feel compelled to paint faces. And make people out of clay.
I work with acrylic, gouache and ink on smooth surfaces such as paper, hard panel boards, and gessoed wood.
I've been painting since I was a teenager. I give credit to my dad for dragging the whole family to all those museums every time we visited a new city or country. Even a quiet Sunday afternoon at home would turn into a trip to the local modern museum.

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  • Isabella Di Sclafani

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    I live and work as a painter in Montreal. I sell my work online and at select art fairs. I get easily inspired from just about anything and everything: TV, movie trailers, magazines, packaging, other people, etc

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  • City of Craft X

    The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W

    Toronto, ON

    Dec 9–11

    City of Craft is a collective of craft-engaged arts organizers who aim to build community in the Toronto craftscape, support independent craft businesses, and encourage the larger community to get involved with crafty happenings in the city. We organize Toronto's largest independently-run, juried craft show each December featuring craft-based installations, free workshops, and craft-related programming in local businesses and galleries, attracting approximately 5,000 attendees. City of Craft takes place on the second weekend of December (the 10th and 11th), with an opening party on the evening of Friday, December 9th. The $2 admission fee allows you access to the show for the entire duration. City of Craft is free to attend for children under 12. The hours of the show are 6pm-10pm on Friday, 11am-6pm on Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. City of Craft is partnered with The Theatre Centre at 1115 Queen St. West (at Lisgar). Housed in the former Carnegie Library (a heritage prope

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