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Garth Laidlaw

Member Since October 2013

About Garth Laidlaw

My name is Garth Laidlaw and I’m currently a freelance illustrator an animator based in Guelph.  I graduated from Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Animation program.

My goal with my artwork is to be able to tell environmentally and socially conscious stories that engage both children and adults.  I also strive to be an entrepreneurial artist, and am constantly looking for ways to engage the community, both locally and online.  I currently conduct twice weekly Life Drawing sessions out of my home, with all of the details found on my website.  On my website, I’m also hoping to build a library of great resources for fellow artists to assist them in their learning, and hope to one day conduct an online art mentorship / digital classroom.  I’m inspired by the power of the internet within the arts spectrum, as I find the vast connections facilitate limitless inspirations and possibilities for future learning.  I’m also inspired by many of the older traditions of classical painting; however, I also love many of the modern contemporary illustrators.

One day, I hope to form an arts collective / production house in Guelph that will be oriented towards collaboration with the community, and creating products and services that work towards a more sustainable future: a ‘local arts factory’ of sorts that will help re-establish the value of the visual arts in society, which I hope to call ‘Art Story’.

Name: Garth Laidlaw 
Joined: October 2013

I'm currently working on creating a children's animated storybook for the iPad (also to be printed in book form).  The project page for this project I'm very passionate about can be found here.

Otherwise, I am a freelance illustrator and animator based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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