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International Art and Found Day

Ever since she was a little, Courtney Senior would immerse herself in creative activities—from colouring and drawing to painting and writing. She pursued a career in marketing long before she started painting.

Court is a self-taught abstract artist located in Toronto, Canada.

Once she put her marketing know-how into practice, Court saw the power it had to create immense opportunities; not just in terms of sales, but in gallery representation, product sponsorships, and media interviews.

We were lucky enough to interview Court for our podcast Season 2, Episode 9. When asked how her passion project #ArtandFound came to life in 2015, here's what she told us:

"I initiated a social project called #ArtandFound. I neatly packaged up my work with a note taped to the outside that read 'Hello, I'm an original abstract painting in need of a loving home. FREE ART #ArtandFound.' I would also leave a note on the inside saying who I was, what the painting was about and contact information for anyone who wanted to follow up with me. I would leave them around different neighbourhoods in the city and hope that someone would pick them up. The response was so incredible!"

Fast-forward to 2021, and Court is getting set to launch International Art and Found Day on March 12. More than 230 artists from 28 countries have signed up to date.

"With the chaos of 2020 behind us, it’s time to bring positivity, inspiration, and happiness to our communities ... I think as artists and creatives we have the power to do that,'" she says. "Can you imagine a day when hundreds of artworks from hundreds of artists are dropped off in cities all around the world for people to find?"

That’s hundreds of people that will be uplifted by the generosity, creativity, and talent of artists from around the world—thanks to a passion project Court dreamed up all on her own.

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