Guillaume Brière
Montréal/Toronto-based Artist and Creative Director with a decade of experience in the luxury and lifestyle category
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Drawings

Drawing, sketches and illustrations by Montreal/Toronto-based artist and creative direction Guillaume Brière, under the themes of beauty, fashion, eccentricity and femininity. Featuring Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest, She-Devil, Meryl Streep, Cruella DeVil, Mary McDonald, Roseanne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Oprah, and more.

 

Drawings

Personal Work

 

My drawings are mostly portraits and caricatures of strong, eccentric women, and are done by mixing different mediums like pastels and eye shadow. I take a relaxed approach to glamorous subjects because, to me, nothing feels more glamorous than not caring.

 
Ugly Beautiful,  Rossy de Palma (Almodovar’s muse) — Pastel on paper

Ugly Beautiful, Rossy de Palma (Almodovar’s muse) — Pastel on paper

 
 
 
 
A Day at the Pink Palace,  Meryl Streep as Mary Fisher,  She-Devil  (1989) — Pastel, acrylic paint, ink and eye shadow on paper

A Day at the Pink Palace, Meryl Streep as Mary Fisher, She-Devil (1989) — Pastel, acrylic paint, ink and eye shadow on paper

 
 
 

SCREENPLAY FOR KEEPS
I often get inspired to draw when I see a powerful scene in a vintage movie (that I can probably recite by heart!). It’s my way of paying homage to a great director or actress’ work, and with my signature touch, I freeze in time snapshots from films that most people may have forgotten about.

 
 
Miss Kitty,  Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman,  Batman Returns  (1992) — Pastel, acrylic paint, ink and eye shadow on paper

Miss Kitty, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Batman Returns (1992) — Pastel, acrylic paint, ink and eye shadow on paper

Voyage Voyage,  French signer   Desireless     — Pastel, acrylic paint, ink and eye shadow on paper

Voyage Voyage, French signer Desireless — Pastel, acrylic paint, ink and eye shadow on paper

 
 
Le gros luxe,  The essence of Dior Spring/Summer 2016 — Pastel and marker on paper

Le gros luxe, The essence of Dior Spring/Summer 2016 — Pastel and marker on paper

 
 
Designer to the Stars,  Mary McDonald — Pastel and acrylic paint on paper

Designer to the Stars, Mary McDonald — Pastel and acrylic paint on paper

 
 

LESS IS (SOMETIMES) MORE
Large shapes and simple compositions really resonate with me. It’s always fun to see how a subject can be stripped back to its core essence, like you sometimes see in children’s art. I am not a minimalist, but maybe more a graphic maximalist.

 
 
Diamond Ring  — Marker on paper

Diamond Ring — Marker on paper

 
Girl Power/F$ck Off  — Marker on paper

Girl Power/F$ck Off — Marker on paper