2.1 C
Calgary, CA
April 18, 2019
Photograph by Colin Way.

For Visual Artist and Designer Maya Gohill, Clothing and Accessories are Another Canvas for Expression

Painter, illustrator and interior decorator Maya Gohill has spent a lot of time thinking about the role of personal style in her life lately. “When I was asked to be on this list I wasn’t really sure if it was in alignment with my life path and my journey,” she says. “It’s very important to me to be known for who I am as an artist and creator.” In spending part of the last year rethinking her relationship to her possessions and how our personal aesthetics invite surface-level judgment, Gohill says she also couldn’t just shut off parts of herself that belong to the world of expression she knows best. “I’m a visual person,” she says. “I put things together creatively.”

Gohill says she spends most of her time at home working in her studio and allots more energy shopping for homewares than clothes. Her style is a byproduct of her life as a working artist. And though it could never compete with her main visual focus as an artist, her fashion sense does contain fundamental clues to understand her lens.

 

Shirt fom Winners; pants by Kit and Ace; ball necklace purchased in Kenya, wooden necklace from personal collection, rings purchased in Los Angeles. Photography by Colin Way; self-styled by honourees with consultation by Styleista; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson.

 

Bad at Sports podcast branded shirt purchased at Art Basel Miami Beach; artisan-made earrings from Miami; ring by Sonali Jewellers. Photography by Colin Way; self-styled by honourees with consultation by Styleista; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson.

 

African-made necklace purchased in Los Angeles; top by Lucy Paris. Photography by Colin Way; self-styled by honourees with consultation by Styleista; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson.

 

Skirt by Zara; sandals from Italy. Photography by Colin Way; self-styled by honourees with consultation by Styleista; Makeup by Joanne Black; hair by Sue Thompson.

Related posts

Aisling Tomei Likes to Mix Pieces by Local Designers Into Her Look

Shelley Arnusch

JP Channa Followed his Love of Dressing Well to Create his Own Bespoke Suiting Company

Shelley Arnusch

David Down, the City of Calgary’s Chief Urban Designer, Delights in the Details

Hannah Kost

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy