Hoai Dang-Lachance is a contemporary abstract artist born in Saigon, Vietnam and raised in Vancouver, BC Canada. Her path includes ebbing and flowing from the corporate world to that of creating art.
You can say she uses her left and right side of the brain to its’ full capacity.
She draws inspiration from journeys already experienced and ones in flight, as she strives to live in the present moment. With adventure always at bay and a thirst for absorbing new cultures and knowledge, inspiration whether it be closer to home or on the other side of the world will always be right at her doorstep.
Her body of work includes artwork and art wear, have for the most part been reflective of the beauty mother nature bestows us. From majestic mountains, free flowing waterways, lush and dry earth lands.
Creating art is not only a passion and way of life, but a necessity to personal expression and acceptance.
The path from an idea and raw framework to completion, is one that elevates mindfulness, serenity, and peace. As her path evolves, so will her desire to create art that will bring joy and enable those who embrace it the opportunity to conjure up inspiration through their own journeys as experienced.
Hoai’s artwork was showcased in Vancouver Art Show. Current showings include local retailers, online through galleries and social media.
1. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
Be mindful of your mental and physical well-being,
as you take on the array of tasks, projects and
responsibilities within your daily life. Be truthful with
yourself and those around you, upon signing on
tasks at hand. It’s more rewarding to set realistic
expectations so you can enjoy the journey towards your
goals than to feel overwhelmed and disappointed whilst
trying to race to the finish line.
Be kind to yourself and always remember, live in the
moment and ride the journey.
2. When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
Such the contrary from corporate to arts and
creatives. I really didn’t know I was ready for the
corporate world when I started my career, yet
being a creative felt very natural. My start like
most things I do, was to throw myself into the deep
end to see if I’d sink or swim.
What a relief – I can actually swim 🙂
The main similarity of both worlds, is my desire to
apply my creativity and admiration I have in
connecting with others.
3. What or who has been your greatest influence in business?
My mother has always been my influence in
business and life in general. Growing up with
bare necessities and helping hands, you quickly
learn how to be self-sufficient, nibble and creative
In order to survive. Regardless of which hat I
wear – corporate or creative, my core values
will always be to stay humble, grateful and.
4. Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by? What is it?
Absorb and learn from your past, embrace, and live in the
moment and seek and strive for a better tomorrow.
5. What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
Holistically, it would be the human aspect.
Creating meaningful connections with people reaffirms
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