Jessica Soparlo is the artist and designer behind Would Be Nude Not To. The inspiration behind her work is quite simple (or complex depending how you look at it): the wonderful and eclectic females surrounding our everyday life. The women who, no matter their talent or skill, continue to define resilience, pursue merry moments, and create a better space for other women alike. Living in the coast mountains, Jess portrays her environment and the inspiring women around her with playful animations and graphics that splash the colour and carefree attitudes that the women behind her work do in their daily life.
While her creative style is constantly evolving, a few things will always remain constant: her focus on featuring the female form in a ‘larger than life’ way and experimenting with colour and abstract shapes. She hopes that viewers see her work and are inspired to get out there and do what brings them joy all while loving the skin that they are in.
Would Be Nude Not To debuted in 2019 after being chosen to showcase work at WSSF’s Art and Soul Art Show. After a successful showing, Jessica decided to take her passion for drawing cute female nudes more seriously and made a goal to pursue illustration full-time. Currently, she works from her home in Squamish, B.C, and enjoys waking up every morning to draw little naked ladies. If you’re interested in viewing more of Jessica’s work please visit the WBNNT print shop.
Jess expressed her interest from the beginning that she wanted to help support a charity with her custom towel design. The Tofino Towel team loved this idea and were thrilled to be a part of this philanthropic concept. Tofino Towel is tremendously honoured to support Jess in her initiative to raise funds for the charity of her choice. Jess has asked for 20% of the profits from the sale of the TTC + WBNNT Towel to Colour The Trails. By purchasing one of the beautiful TTC + WBNNT Towels you will not only be supporting a talented artist, but will also be helping to support a worthy cause too at Colour the Trails.
When we asked Jess why she selected Colour the Trails she noted. “I resonated with the concept and beliefs behind what Colour the Trails stands for. As a lover of the outdoors, I want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy one of my personal passions. I also was inspired by their mission to host events that are inclusive. There is a lack of representation in the outdoor world and that they are doing their part to bring awareness to BIPoC stories and voices.”
More about Colour the Trails:
Colour the Trails are a collective of BIPoC and LGBTQ2S+ adventure seekers group. Advocating for inclusive representation in outdoor spaces, working with brand partners, businesses, and organizations to break barriers and create accessibility. They subsidize outdoor adventures, create diverse content, and are actively working with their allies to create the change we want to see in the world.
Colour the Trails invites all members to participate in their radical events. They have partnered up with local businesses, organizations, coaches, guides, and allies to bring you engaging, inspiring, adventurous, community building, and unforgettable events.
Learn more about Colour the Trails and how you can support them here: https://colourthetrails.com/