Belle DeMont grew up in a creative household in the salt-licked city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her love of the make-believe started with imaginary friends and quickly moved on to made-up stories. Belle attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she received her BFA with a specialization in drawing. Her inspiration comes from sources ranging as widely as the joys of childhood, the history of her native province—and everything in between. Belle happily spends most of her time making up stories and capturing them in drawings and words.