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Claire Manning Illustration and Design

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(416) 420-0523
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Toronto , Ontario M6K 2B1

In pursuit of cute.

I am an illustrator based out of Toronto, Canada. Since graduating from the Sheridan College Illustration program in 2004, I've spent my time observing and investigating the world for interesting and cute ways to express my vision.

My style can be described as whimsical, fun, and always full of life. I enjoy working on natural grounds, and use elements of fabric pattern as inspiration to accentuate my characters and themes. My illustration work has been featured in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Mother and Baby Magazine UK, Where Magazine, Today's Parent and Canadian Family Magazine. Companies including Chrysler, Hershey’s Canada, Workopolis, and Frito Lays have also utilized my art in advertisements.

In addition to my commercial work I also take time to develop my own self directed work. My medium of choice is traditional screen printing variety of grounds. I have created my own line of hand printed flour sack tea towels, aprons, and pillows which are sold online and are available at shops across Canada. I also sell my personal work at various art and craft events in the Toronto area. My themes of choice are the things I love. You'l always find animals, vegetables, and a mermaid here and there. Everything is happy and decorative.

I have also had the opportunity show my original acrylic paintings at exhibitions around Toronto at venues such as the John B. Aird Gallery, the Magic Pony Gallery, and the Gladstone Hotel Speakeasy evenings and have won awards for my work at juried events.

The joyous reactions I get from the viewers and owners of my art are my constant compass that directs the work that I do. My goal will always be to create pieces that are out of the ordinary and distinctly me. That being said, I am endlessly inspired by the peers with whom I share a profession. I look forward to creating art until I’m old and grey.

This eco-conscious cork coaster set is ideal for those who are desert or southwest lovers :-) Get a beauty set that includes my hand silkscreened drawings...
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Black Cotton Canvas with Soft liner Hand Printed using Eco Inks! Original design Measures 6x9 inches Wash cold reverse, tumble low or hang dry...
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This curious fox is cut out of rough pine and hand-painted with its own personality! Each one is unique, with a tail adorned with antique ceiling tin....
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This is a print of my original watercolour painting titled “French Pastries”. All prints are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Matte Paper. The...
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Size: 30 mL (1 fl. oz. U.S.) Because only a small amount is needed per application, one bottle will last at least 3 months! For complete moisture...
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Versatility, versatility, versatility. The Swing Coat. A mid length, lightweight coat. The workmanship on this jacket requires no lining. Wear with...
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Get Grounded With Pink Chai I am the earth beneath your feet. When your head is up in the clouds and you need an ear to the ground, I gently pull you...
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With a Portuguese heritage, the blue & white rooster in my family kitchen growing up inspired me to explore how I can relate the traditional style to a...
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Sport some pride for our wonderful city, Toronto, with this handsome blue jay. Screen printed on an athletic grey tri-blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton /...
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For the child who runs on imagination, not batteries. Little Rose & Co was born out of a love of imagination and creative play for toddlers. These Mini...
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Whale + Dolphin is part of an ongoing oceanic watercolour series of paintings that both celebrates and is inspired by the beautiful creatures that live...
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOLD CALABRIAN BERGAMOT + CRUSHED VANILLA There was something about the Italian sun that made life easy. It felt warmer here amongst the...
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Mini cruiser skateboard deck for riding or wall art! %100 hand made with Canadian maple and original silkscreened artwork. Original illustration by...
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This is a handcrafted mechanical tourbillon watch with blue hand applied Swiss superluminova pigment. If you are within the Greater Toronto Area, you can...
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This vinaigrette, with its unique, sweet vinegary taste, is great in salads as well as marinades. Revel in the taste of summer !
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I made this pillow cover with Canada and the North in mind! This great pillow cover is nature inspired and would be perfect for the cottage or for any...
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This is an original oil painting, 6 x 6 inches, painted on panel and framed with a float frame. This scene features King Street on a snowy evening. The Hey...
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If you like your jerky spicy, this one's for you! The heat starts slowly, then works up to spicy as you chew.
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Wood Wall Mounted House . Perfect for any room to showcase small treasures. Sits flush on wall. 23" H x 15" W x 3 1/2" D
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Discover a selection of raw honey produced artisanally in Toronto. Each honey has a colour and flavour subject to the diversity of the ‘hoods flora. The...
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These peices are made out of concrete!
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BLIZZARD - an authentic polar bear that is well prepared for the current deep freeze happening in Canada. He is 10in/26cm in height and 17in/43cm in length...
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Beautiful brass capped earrings of natural, faceted quartz crystal. These lovely earrings are accented by a long, pressed brass feather. The hooks on these...
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Scented with only pure essential oils in our amazing moisturizing cold process soap.
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This item is secured with a leather tie and can be used for sunglasses, stationery, or whatever you desire. Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada. 4 Ounce...
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- Made of finished leather - Handles made of stained wood and real beaver fur. - Rustic look with a bit of modern touch - 3 pockets (one with zipper)...
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Sardine shaped cushion with Peace and Love sign.
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Dazzle in these gorgeous star and starburst inspired hair pins. These little hair pins are the perfect accessory to an up do. Each star is hand painted...
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Jellyfish is a 100% handmade wet felted and needle felted item. Large Size: Approx. 2.5 in x 6 in Medium Size: Approx. 2 in x 4.5 in...
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