Artsy Amani

About me

Learn about my story

Where it started...

Born from a Congolese father and a Kenyan mother in the busy city of Montreal, I sometimes didn’t know how to answer when I was asked where I’m from. Growing up juggling multiple identities, I always found an anchor in art. I held on to my crayons from kindergarten and haven’t let drawing go since. Throughout the years, I dabbled into a few mediums, namely sketching, acrylic and a bit of watercolour, before finding my comfort zone in digital art. I’ve decided to use my God-given gift to make art that aligns with my Christian values.

Picture of me drawing as a child

...where it's headed

Picture of me thinking

“Amani” is my middle name and it means “peace” in Swahili. “Artsy Amani” simply sounded better than “Artsy Lila”, thus the reason for the name. Through this company, I hope to continue illustrating, from personal commissions to bigger projects. I am especially looking to illustrate books and book covers, though I also work on single illustrations. Interested in my services? Feel free to contact me!