Boreal – Not your regular artist canvas!

 Illustration by Boreal artist Chris Valentine, JohannesburgIllustration by Boreal artist Chris Valentine, Johannesburg.

I am an illustrator from the Gateshead, UK. Whilst studying art at university I found myself frustrated with the lack of variety in the fashion industry for men and trying to think of ways of getting people to take notice of my work. I was always on the lookout for something a little bit unique. It was from this lack and gap in the market that the inspiration for Boreal came about. 

Initially I wanted to design wallets to fill this gap in the market, but also as a means to promote my own artwork. I teamed up with 2 fellow art friends and  now, 3 years on Boreal has become a much larger network collaborating with numerous artists on an international scale.

For more information, please check us out at


An art/fashion label. We design and produce limited edition, bespoke, handmade wallets to showcase our artwork.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *