Paper Canoe is an art + stationery company, based out of Lorette, Manitoba (Canada). Our products range from Art prints, journals, note cards (printed locally on fsc certified recycled paper), notepads, and gift wrap, as well as digitally printed tea towels and totes, sewn locally.
We own an independent fabric line, create custom illustrations for businesses, as well as run a retail division of a nature-inspired, eco-friendly paper line. Our products have been shipped worldwide through our online shops, fabric designs used by many Makers in North America and abroad, and artwork licensed to companies such as Papyrus and Colibri Canada.
All designs are by Canadian Illustrator, Leanne Thiessen, involving a mixture of hand drawn, watercolour and vector elements. Her passion for art stems from a very young age, a childhood filled with camping, canoeing, loving and respecting the outdoors – where she draws much of her inspiration from. A mother of four children, her illustrations are often created with Littles running around or drawing right beside her. Her illustrations aim to amplify the beauty in things with simplicity, and often have a nostalgic, modern edge.