International Contemporary Artist Mori Pablo, aka Acrylic Ninja, recently got engaged to Curtis Williams, businessman and chief executive officer of Deslandes Heal Holdings. The couple shared the news with close friends and family before posting a photo of the ring online last month.
Williams partnered with Vancouver based jeweller, Foe & Dear to design a custom 3 stone engagement ring.
When asked about the ring Williams commented, “I knew she was a big fan of their work. I wanted to support a local business, especially during these difficult times. The experience was great and being able to design and hand pick everything was amazing.”
The couple did not disclose a wedding date commenting that. “Venues are being considered in both Canada and the United States.”
“Between the two of us we have a lot of friends and family south of the border so are trying to take that into account with the current travel restrictions that are in place.”
Acrylic Ninja is a Canadian contemporary artist who has been featured in Vancouver, New York, Los Angles and most recently Art Basel Miami, where she completed a custom painting inspired by the movie Space Jam titled, “Monstars”, which was delivered to NBA superstar Lebron James during a visit to his store UNKNWN in Wynwood.
Producing one of a kind canvases since 2006, Acrylic Ninja has been spotted at numerous private events delivering her custom paintings to the likes of DJ Red Alert, Wu-Tang Clan, Vashtie Kola, Redman, The Hieroglyphics, and Jay Rock to name a few.
Williams, originally from Seattle, moved to Canada in 2008 to pursue a professional football career. Currently the CEO of a multinational holding company, Williams aims to be one of the top executives under 40 opening the door for other visible minorities and people of color.
“Over the last 15 years I have worked for multiple fortune 500 companies in Canada and the United States. As a visible minority, I have seen first-hand the challenges that come with trying to compete for positions and climb the corporate ladder. I hope I can lead by example with what I am doing and empower those after me.”