Leandra Almeida

I suppose my journey began when I was only three years old. I sketched a family portrait, with such quirky attention to detail- such as the heart shaped earrings on my sisters’ ears- that it was deemed incredible by my parents. So incredible, in fact, that it was frame worthy and put on display. Growing up in a European household I carefully considered all of my career options. One day, I cautiously decided to heck with security and a steady income; “Mom, Dad, I’m gonna be an artist!”. This path took me to Sheridan College to pursue a degree with honours in a Bachelor of Illustration. With change in my pocket, and fire in my heart, I am ready to let my passion fuel my career.

Self-portrait, circa 1999

Self-portrait, circa 1999