Upcoming shows and Sales

This summer is booking up quickly, and so felt that I should have together a bit of a list of places I will be selling my work.

April 11-13,  I will be at MakeIt @ the enjoy center and two wonderful helpers will be helping at the City Center Market and Mom’s Town (ice palace WEM)

May 9-11 Royal Bison

July 11 – 13, 2014, Edmonton Artwalk

June 19- July 1, The Works Festival

August 7-10, The Edmonton Folk Music Festival

August 14-24, Edmonton Fringe Festival (pending)

Hope to see you all out at some point in the summer!

Artist in Residence

So last night there was a segment on CTV Edmonton News, about a Artist in Residence that I am doing at the Little Friends Nursery.  I having so much fun with the little ones, but it has certainly been a challenge working with 2-5 year olds  and developing a project that would work with the varying ages/abilities.  Each day has been an adventure.  There will also be a “Gallery” like show at the end of it all, so I will be sure to show you the end results.Here is a link to the news broadcast.

New Illustration: Scouting Reststop

Just finished up a new personal illustration today.  It is part of a new series of inspirational works that I hope one day will turn into a children’s book or short graphic story.

Scouting - Reststop

Scouting – Reststop

Meeting with Mayor

Many, many, many moons ago a blog called Girls and Bicycles mentioned me and my work.  The owner, Sarah Chan has been a great supporter of mine at the beginning of my career, adding a all so importing means of getting my work in front of new people.  Fast forward a few years, and I am close to supporting myself solely  on my creative work, and her husband (Don Iveson) is the newest Mayor of Edmonton.  To show my gratitude and support, I thought it was only fitting to give them the original painting of City Hall from my Edmonton Series I.  Sara was so kind to arrange a pleasant Saturday afternoon meeting with Don where I could present him with the painting and snap a few photos.

More Lululemon media!

During the Media splash for the Lululemon store opening, Sarah Pratt from the Edmonton Journal and I spoke a few times for an interview.  We also met during the opening, chatted a drink, and did some photos outside in front of the new design.  The story that she wrote ran in the Feb 14 issue of The Journal.  You can click the image above to read the article.EdmontonJournalFeb14-2014-Web-read

Lululemon Store Profile

Recently Lululemon created a post, profiling the new southgate store that also includes a section about me!  Take a look at it here.

CBC Radio Active Interview

So today I was interviewed for the CBC Radio Active, One day before my birthday!  What a great treat, although it always feels a little awkward talking about myself and work.  A post about it and some photos can be found here.

You can listen to the interview on CBCs Soundcloud account.

The Shamrock Curling Club

A great man with great taste named Chris, contacted me a few weeks back to help dress up the interior of The Shamrock Curling Club.  The membership is a great mixture of young and experienced and though the facility is one of the older ones in the city, it continues to be a very active.  To continue to inspire younger curlers to use the facilities, Chris has been working bringing new life, on such way was to display my work in the main lobby looking onto the ice.  Many thanks to him!

University commission: ETLC

Pre-Christmas I was asked to do an illustration of the UofAs Engineering and Technology Learning Centre, as the clients son was a graduate of engineering and now was living away from home. The building represented a lot of memories and the achievements the young man. It was a quick turn around job, as it was to be completed before Christmas, so working digitally was appropriate for that deadline and with the budget.

UofA Engineering commission

UofA Engineering commission

Prairie style home

Prairie House

Prairie House

I was contacted by a local Architect last fall about painting a home that he had recently purchased. The house is on 102 ave and was the home of a well known architect, who also designed the Downtown Canada Post office. Sadly that post office has now been torn down for the new Provincial Museum which is being constructed. Some buildings stay and some go, but I am glad that this home will be persevered by some one that appreciates the historical and stylistic significance. The new homeowner spent some time and cleared some the grounds and added a Prairie garden, a feature that really suits the prairie house style indicative of Frank Lloyd Wrights famous home design, full of layers of long horizontal lines. One of the new homeowners plans is to through a fresh coat of paint on it and give the facade a more modern update, while staying true the the characteristics of the design. So I was asked to paint the trim gray and add golden wood panels. So this is a result of our efforts in preserving local architectural history!