The Soulfood Is....

An art consulting service helping artists and collectors connect with each other.

Curated Events in unusual spaces in different cities.

A web site featuring beautiful  photo essays of artists at work.


History

While living in Paris, founder and creator Kathleen Finlay realized that her background studying fine arts had come full circle with a project she began in 2013 of photographing artists in their studios.  Her strong desire to connect the work of the talented artists she was meeting with collectors led to the creation of this innovative new multi media platform after her return to Montreal in 2016.


Our team

Kathleen Finlay

Kathleen studied fine arts in Toronto until 1992. A photographer, painter, writer and art consultant; she finds her joy in the balance between creating her own art and working with artists and collectors through 

The Soulfood. Her personal work has been exhibited in Canada, France and internationally through several exhibitions while earning a living as a commercial photographer. She recently returned to acrylic painting on wood panel. In addition, Kathleen now heads the production and curating of The Soulfood through art consulting, organizing curated events and creating the website content. 

Laura Walters

Born in Belgium, Laura received a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels. She moved to Canada in 2001. She returned to college in 2006 to study design in Toronto and opened her own studio S Sense in Design in 2011 where she promoted and showcased local and Quebec artists while managing residential design projects. In 2018, she joined an interior design firm honing her skills in marketing, client relations and new accounts, overseeing digital and social media before coming on board with The Soulfood to share all her knowledge and experience.

Laura Fyles

is the principal of Outloud, a creative firm specializing in strategic interior design. Laura has an extensive design background starting with visual merchandising then moving into interior design and finally ending up in strategic design. She has worked across Canada and within the Middle East. Laura did a brief exploration as a design educator and program chair at The Academy of Design, coming back into her own practice recently. Laura is a partner of The Soulƒood. Through her strong passion for design excellence and her desire to connect spaces and people,  she was invaluable in bringing The Soulƒood to Toronto in 2018 and Montreal in 2019

Alienor Guillem

is the Founder and Principal of Rue Colette. With over 20 years experience, Alienor’s work demonstrates a careful eye to detail and a profound understanding of refined interiors ranging from residential to hospitality, but also from retail to corporate. Born and raised in Paris, France, Alienor studied interior design at Academie Julian and moved to Canada in 2001. Growing as an international award-winning designer, through her experience at Yabu Pushelberg and former partner at Chapi Chapo Design, she has distinguished herself with an international clientele. Alienor shares our belief in the power of collaboration and was instrumental in bringing the work of Christo Saba to the St. Regis in San Francisco and BARKAS at the 4 Seasons in Toronto. 



Alex Kreyssig-Garcia

After finishing an undergraduate degree in Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Alex joins The Soulfood as our first junior member. Growing up in Toronto with two parents in the design world, Alex has always been surrounded by art and it played an integral role in shaping his identity. With a background in music and the visual arts, Alex’s approach  is deeply rooted in creativity. Alex comes on board with us, bringing a new and unique approach to The Soulfood; by seeking new and innovative ways to become more present in the current digital world. 

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