Artist of the Month: Hana Shafi


Image by Hana Shafi

What/who inspires you to create?

There are so many things that inspire me to create. My friends, great artists like Frida Kahlo, Gustave Courbet, Caravaggio who are three big favourites of mine, the music that I listen to while I create my art (The Cranberries, Damien Rice, Le Tigre, FKA Twigs, Lauryn Hill… just to name a few).

Is art cathartic for you?

Art is very cathartic for me. I pour my sadness into my art, I pour my pain in, my heartaches, my doubt, my insecurities. I let them go into my art and then come out the other side, sometimes as beautiful healing things and other times as depictions of my sadness (which is what you see in the pen drawings I frequently make). It’s like letting them pass through a waterfall almost.


Image by Hana Shafi

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Bio (from Hana’s Tumblr Page):  Hana. 22. Toronto. But you can just call me Frizz Kid. Freelance artist, writer, expired foods tester, rabid adventurer. One day I started doodling and I never stopped. And that’s the best decision I’ve ever made.

IG: frizzkidart

I do commissioned art. For requests, send me a message on Tumblr, or email me at



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