Ladybug Promo

I sent out my most recent promo postcard to editors and art directors in children's publishing this past spring. The image was inspired by a children's book manuscript written by Barb Marshall. Barb runs a great little blog about letter writing and stationary called RiteWhileUCan. I also love following her on twitter for all the quirky content she ...

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Baby Gift for my Niece

My newest niece, Zoé, was born in May. For her baby gift, I decided to illustrate the letters of her name. I knew that her room was decorated with pink and pale purple, so I just went to work collaging, and painting and scribbling with those colours until it felt finished. It was really fun to work on; to just make a mess and not worry too much abo ...

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New Prints for Calgary Expo: Frank and his Bride

Once again, I'm going to have a table at the Calgary Expo, April 27th to the 30th. In preparation, I've been working on some new pieces to make into prints to sell at the event. I thought it would be fun to do a series of portraits of old school horror characters in my style. I was mostly inspired by the Bride of Frankenstein and her crazy hair, so ...

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Lazy Days of Summer

A few months back an old colleague from my advertising days, photographer Wes Raymond, contacted me about doing a time lapse. I've actually wanted to do one for a while so I was pretty happy that he asked. We decided that I'd do a sketch on a summer theme and he'd take photographs while I painted it. The painting took about 2 hours and Wes compr ...

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Ampersand – New Print!

I have been wanting to illustrate an ampersand for ages. I'd actually like to do a bunch of letters, but an ampersand seemed like a good place to start. I finally took some time for myself to just play in my sketchbook last Saturday night. I did some painting, some collage, some scribbling (I love to just scribble!) and ended up with this image. ...

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