Mailyne is an artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer and entrepreneur. Born in the Philippines, Mailyne was adopted at age four and raised in Ottawa, Canada. She has been creating since she could remember, initially using art as a form of therapy.
She began selling her paintings in 2007, choosing to donate a portion of the proceeds to local charities. In 2011, she turned her passion project: Dream Love Grow into a business: DLG (Dream Love Grow) Media, where she provides photography, video production and graphic design services and helps individuals, small businesses and non-profits with their social media and marketing.
Her desire to continue to donate her time and a small percentage of her profits to help others, led her and another artist, to found non-profit organization A.R.T. (A Real Thought) In Action. Since 2014, A.R.T. In Action has been providing free art workshops to youth facing multiple barriers in Ottawa and Arviat, Nunavut.
Using her skills, experience and educational background, Mailyne has found a way to combine her passion for art, business and helping others. She finds inspiration for her work through her dreams, travels, people she meets, her son and every day life.