Ariane Bernard is half Filipino and half French Canadian, born in Bermuda  and raised in rural Northern Ontario. She attended OCAD university for Drawing and Painting, graduated at York University for Creative writing, and has lived in Toronto since. 

She has been developing her art skills since childhood, inspired by all things supernatural and strange. She pulled inspiration from her natural surroundings, forest landscapes and Canadian wildlife combined with influences from mythology, fairytales, Wicca and the occult. She has always expressed an interest in mixed media and often changes her medium of choice seasonally when starting a new series of work.