“The only pure communication is between you and your work.”

David Bayles & Ted Orland - Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking


Josyan (pronounced Josy-Ann) McGregor is a Canadian-born self-taught artist, illustrator and graphic designer. She was born in Montreal and now lives in a South-Shore suburb off the island of Montreal aptly named Greenfield Park.

She employs her graphic design skills and creates digital illustrations and abstract artwork on her iPad Pro using Procreate. She also scans and uses her knowledge of various Adobe CC digital tools to enhance her traditional art pieces.

Josyan also finds her artistic flow within her imagined semi-abstracted landscape and botanical artwork. Her fields of flowers are her interpretation of how mother nature flawlessly plays with colour. Her love for trees remains a recurring theme within her work. 

Her style is intuitive, textural, vibrant and welcoming. She explores hard and soft contrasts using her jewel-toned colour palette as her way to express her love of nature.

She experiments with various media which include watercolour, gouache, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, pastels (both oil and soft) as well as colour pencils and paint markers.