Cleo is currently in her fourth year of the Illustration BAA at Sheridan College. Though Illustration is her major, she is passionate about abstract painting and considers it an important form of emotional expression and exploration of material.

Most of her work is produced while listening to music, which greatly influences the mood and style of each piece. The titles of her artwork are often lyrics or key words from a song that was integral to the creation of that painting.

A recent month long stay in Italy studying art history has inspired Cleo with a fresh perspective on texture, color, and the hidden narrative. Other influences include the work of Joseph Turner and Bobbie Burgers.