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Meet Virginie Bertrand

Today we’d like to introduce you to Virginie Bertrand.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My artist’s story is all over the place. I went into an art school back in Montreal and we touched all art forms. It took me a while to figure out my passions. The guitar playing was not an instrument option but was always a dream of mine. So as an adult, I decided to learn it. I was also a gamer and streamed my video games on Twitch. After a while, I started streaming a game called Rocksmith that uses a real guitar. And the story just kept on going from there. I’m also a cosplay model so streaming is just a perfect platform where I can show all my passions to people all around the world.

Please tell us about your art.
So I like to say I’m an entertainer. Having my channel on twitch, I get to show an Audience all my hobbies and talk about everything that goes into my mind, lol.

I love to show my progress on the guitar. I created a community that saw me at the beginning and I wanna teach that no matter your age if you put time and energy into something, you can do anything. And so sharing my flaws yet perseverance, people are spectators to how you can learn an instrument with technology and it’s everything to me.

As for cosplaying, I do it mostly for fun and wanna share my love for animes and Superheroes with people and fans. I just love it. Even tho the more I do it the more I realize that crafting and sewing is demanding and hard. It’s a craft I’m ready to learn and venture myself into more.

What do you think about the conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think it’s a new era for artists. With technology and the world In our hands, we can do so much and touch so many but can also get lost with the amount of content and content creators.

So what’s the best we can do? Use all the tools out there and stay true to ourselves. As for musician, expansion, and branding is the key. Plants your seeds elsewhere so you reach a bigger audience. As long as everything you do is fun and doesn’t feel like work. It will eventually but it will be rewarding if it’s a passion. I grew up in Montreal and every summer we would have free music festivals. I think LA would greatly be rewarded if you would have more of those. People need to hear music and feel inspired. And the economy has been rough, so free festivals would Lift the city spirits;)

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Mostly Online or when there’s a convention I can attend, twitchcon or Comicons. I will be at L.A. ComicCon this October 11th-13th.

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Image Credit:
@mortproductions Sam Mort
@paused4life

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