Let's get the story straight (in case anyone asks)...
Cimpoe Gallery is a collaborative enterprise between brother/sister team, Peter and Ileanna Cimpoe.
Ileanna and Peter Cimpoe currently reside in Coquitlam, British Columbia. They came by way of Ontario, having lived with their family in Toronto, Mississauga and Oakville. They also spent a great deal of their childhood further up north, in the town of Hunstville, ON. While Ileanna feels a great kinship with nature and trees, Peter will be the first to say that he connects with the neon lights of the city.
Ileanna and Peter started Cimpoe Gallery in the summer of 2016.
Peter attended York University in Toronto. He tried his hand at a tattoo entrepreneurship but discovered quickly that it wasn't the field for him. He also attended the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. He is primarily trained in classical realism. He uses acrylic paint for his illustrations but his preferred medium will always be oil paint.
Ileanna also attended York University in Toronto. She studied literature and professional writing. She writes fiction in her spare time, mostly horror, or whatever suits her in the moment. She has recently rekindled a renewed interest in painting. She is currently concentrating on landscapes and hopes to show some of her paintings one day (though not yet, she says).
They have parrots. Cherry, Bobbi & Gin.
They have a boxer. Lucy.
All of these animals are beloved and both siblings spend a great deal of time trying to sustain a complicated ecosystem of animals and temperaments. All of the animals prone to complaining about the status quo. All the animals think that they deserve more, despite the fact that they get everything.
Peter is an avid body builder.
Ileanna does things like read.
Sometimes they play Magic The Gathering together.
Both love comics, television and movies. Peter is currently really into Fellini's Satyricon while Ileanna won't shut up about Sicario.
Both are strong supporters of LGBTQ rights and feminism.
Both welcome feedback and suggestions as long as it is respectful in nature.
Both hope that people will continue to visit the site and consider purchasing a print for their home or maybe a friend. They are beautiful prints, after all....
Just think about it. Sleep on it. We'd love for you to have one.