Who is Mili Fay?

Mili Fay--Portrait by Catia Da Costa of CDC Photography


Mili Fay, an award-winning artist, trained as a classical animator at Sheridan College, but when computer animation took over the field, she decided that she loved drawing more than animating. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art determined to support the world one artwork at a time. Today, she passionately creates imaginative artwork and stories, always graced with a humorous modern twist.

Currently, Mili is working on an epic YA fantasy series, Warriors of Virtue, about a reluctant princess, Lauraliee, who becomes a queen as she defends Ardan from dragon-people (people who turn into dragons), and a hermit dragon-prince who is forced to rejoin society and reevaluate his convictions.


  • First Place Professional Winner given by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2015
  • INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair Presenter — Animals In My Hair; 2014
  • Shortlisted by Neil Gaiman — A Calendar of Tales; 2013
  • Second Place Winner given by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2008
  • Finalist Award given by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2006
  • OSAP Millennium Scholarship; 2003-2005
  • Semi-finalist of the TELETOON Animation Scholarship Award — Continuing Education; 2004
  • Semi-finalist of the TELETOON Animation Scholarship Award — Mature Student; 2002
  • Charles Shultz ½ Scholarship Award given by Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis; 2002
  • Art Fundamental’s Silver Medal (Ontario Scholar); 2002
  • Forest Hill Lion’s Club Award; 2001
  • Ontario Scholar; 2001


  • Digital Painting with Bobby Chiu — Schoolism; Ongoing
  • Pictorial Composition with Nathan Fowkes — Schoolism; Course 2016
  • Digital Publishing and Design — Ryerson University; Course 2016
  • Art Fundamentals — Art Instruction Schools; Certificate 2008
  • Classical Animation — Sheridan College; Diploma 2005
  • Art Fundamentals — Sheridan College; Certificate 2002


Horsing Around Limited Edition Print Series — 2011 – Ongoing

  • December 2013 Raised $255 for SickKids Foundation.

Animals In My Hair — Published 2013

  • 5 Star Rating on Amazon; 2017
  • TD Children’s Stage Choice at INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair; 2014
  • Toronto Public Library Collection
  • Brampton Public Library Collection
  • Huntsville Public Library Collection
  • Toronto Zoo

Warriors of Virtue Epic YA Fantasy Series — Published 2016-2017

The Phantom of the Opera Inktober 2016 Sketchbook — Published 2017

  • Successfully launch on February 4, 2017: #2 Bestseller in Conceptual and #9 in Animation on Amazon.


Mili loves to travel.  Her favorite hobbies include hiking, reading, singing, and watching too many TV shows and movies.

Mili Fay's favourite pictures from around the world.