Myriam Wares is a French-Canadian illustrator from Montreal. Her work touches on a variety of themes, notably natural sciences and technology, mythology and surrealism, as well as contemporary social issues. With a rich but subtle layering of textures and the dramatic use of lighting, she creates warm, surrealistic scenes that draw viewers into a world of wonder.
Initially a self-taught artist, she later completed her professional training in illustration at Montreal’s Dawson College. After a short period of in-house work, she decided to launch her freelance business at the age of 24. Since then, she has worked with clients all around the world, on projects ranging from packaging design to editorial illustration, publishing and advertising. Her work has been recognized and awarded by organizations such as Communication Arts, World Illustration Awards and 3x3 Magazine
Represented outside of Quebec by Artistique International
Awards & Nominations
World Illustration Awards 2021 - Highly Commended, Advertising category
Nomination - National Magazine Awards 2021, editorial illustration category
3x3 Magazine Merit illustration award - Annual nº18
Applied Arts 2021 Illustration Award
Creative Quarterly nº63 - professional illustration category
Communication Arts 2021 illustration award, annual nº62
3x3 Magazine Merit illustration award - Annual nº17
Applied Arts 2020 Illustration Award
Awwwards Honorable Mention - in collaboration with Hands Agency
Nomination – The British Science Fiction Association Award for Artwork