Amara Strand is an artist based in Toronto. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a certificate in 3D Rendering and Design. After more than 6 years practicing as an Interior designer, she fell in love with watercolour. Watercolour, ink and graphite are used to create her colourful signature artwork inspired by the beauty of urban life, architecture and nature.
Her aim is to awaken people who get disconnected from city and nature. She believes stories behind art connect one to another and share their memories. Her goal is to inspire others to cherish the surroundings where they live through her art as well as to bring joy, happiness and positive energy out of them.
Building on her passion for art, Amara has started her own brand, Amara Strand Studio. Her studio focuses on original paintings, stationery design and accessories that include her unique watercolour paintings.
Photograph by: Aleksandra Nova Photography
Let’s work together! I’m available for local projects, commissions, licensed merchandise, collectives, home goods and wholesale.
Please use the form to inquire about rates and availability. I would love to hear more about you and your project.
Free online classes: 2 free months of Skillshare: CLICK HERE
Toronto Urban Sketchers: Meet the Correspondents – Amara Strand
Urban Sketchers: Toronto’s Disappearing Landmarks
Urban Sketching Disappearing Landmarks in Toronto Book Artist Feature
Teddy Story Cafe: Hot chocolate Marshmallows Illustration
Guest Doodlewash: Urban Sketching – Amara Strand
Guest Doodlewash: Nature Doodlewash
Cut Out and Keep: Five Minute Floral patterns by Samantha Nielsen
5 Minute Watercolor Book by Samantha Neilson : Artist Feature
Doodlers Anonymous: Drawing on Location
Aura Stone Designs: Artist Feature – Amara Strand
The Social Media Artist: Artist of the Week – Amara Strand
Brika: 642 Queen St W, Toronto
Uppdoo Design Studios: 916 Bloor St W, Toronto
The Papery: 124 Cumberland Street, Toronto
The Papery: 1424 Yonge Street, Toronto
Anything goes accessories: St. Lawrence Market, Toronto.
Patchmon’s Thai Desserts: Thai Dessert Collections, 2463 Bloor St. West, Toronto