"Art should match your soul, not your sofa" - Gurjit Mann Toor


Art evokes emotions, sparks conversations, and creates a sense of connection in a world that sometimes feels disconnected. Art has the power to inspire, heal, and ignite the imagination.

Born in Bedford, England, Gurjit Mann Toor moved with her family at the age of 13 to Calgary, Canada amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains. Here, and through her love of travel and adventure, Gurjit found inspiration that continually shaped her artistic journey.

While pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Gurjit discovered her passion for art through university art electives. It became her haven, a creative escape from the world of debugging code. What started as a hobby soon blossomed into something more profound as she navigated the twists and turns of life. Through her paintings, Gurjit found solace, peace, and a sanctuary to express her thoughts, emotions, and cherished moments with her family that she wanted to forever hold dear. Each brushstroke became a journal of her trials, tribulations, joys, and the beauty in the world around her.

After two decades of honing her craft, Gurjit decided to bring her art out into the world. Closet Art Studio was born, aptly named to mark her journey of self acceptance and being comfortable in her own skin. With a collection of over 50 handmade original paintings, Gurjit brought her art online, embarking on an exciting new chapter during a global pandemic.

Artist Statement

Renditions of the transformative power of nature and its connection to our minds and personal stories. Every painting is an invitation to step through a portal to your world of imagination, where anything and everything is available to manifest.

By capturing the beauty and tranquility of these landscapes, I hope to inspire a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural world and its ability to shape our perceptions and experiences.

The open expanse, whether horizontal or vertical, becomes a metaphor for abundant personal growth and self-discovery, where one can find solace, clarity, and a sense of connection to our limitless universe.

Go ahead, open your mind’s eye to the magic of authentic, original art.


I hope my art brings you as much joy and self reflection as it's gifted me in creating it.