15 May 2010 by Caroline Leaf (oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.) Courtesy of the artist.
This October, at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, I finally had an opportunity to meet Caroline Leaf in person. Her films were among the first animated shorts I fell in love with when I discovered animation. The Street and The Owl Who Married A Goose, to name just two of her many films, are among my favourites even to this day.
Several years ago I’d heard that she had moved on from filmmaking and was now painting. I was curious to know what was behind the shift, and even more curious to see her current work.