In the spring I completed a Commission for a gent, who wanted a special gift for his parents who are members of a Golf and Country Club in Calgary. I was super happy to oblige. I got some images from him of his parents and I set off to gather images of the golf course. Read best golf balls for beginners if you are just starting out in golf, That is where I ran into trouble, the website has views of the greens and some really obstructed views of the club house, so I elected to contact the Country Club. Well you would have never assumed that it would take 2-3 emails and an phone call over a month in order to get some basic photos of the club house. At first she did not want to share any with me, it was not until I shared the name of my client that she realized I was legit and that his father was a previous president of the board, and was forth coming with the photos. Later I realized that I could just go onto Google maps and almost see 360Deg using the street view… sigh. The end result was was great, rich colours, a bit of mountains in the background. They were really pleased, which is always a great ending.
Here is a digital colour sketch I am working on for a long over due commission piece. Here I wanted to work out how the colours would all work overlapped over top of one another. While working on it, I figured out that painting bare Aspens over top of one another was a challenge on making sure that the colours had enough contrast to not end up blending.
So I was contacted a while ago by these incredibly hip people that wanted me to design up their wedding invitation, along with the RSVP. This is what we came up with! Their wedding is out in the mountains just up my ally after working on the Going Camping series. I used a bear to symbolize his strength and a deer for her grace. I drew from inspiration from the colour palette for the wedding venues weatherford and vintage patches. Since they both love music so much and that they regularly play guitar hero, I thought it would be a fun to illustrate them party rocking out for the back of the RSVP. Congrats to Tim and Erika, all the best (and sunny weather) on your big day!!
So when I was a Kid, my cousin (@chadkerychuck) and I would spend hours playing with Action Figures. Mostly I remember GIJOE being the go to set, and I am sure StarWars was in there as well. This Christmas I was shopping at Toys R Us for presents for my Nieces and Nephew, when I came upon these photos
Awsome right?! Well I started sketching up something that draws on those fond memories of playing away, using our imagination to come up with stories.
I received an email from a mother that purchased one of my prints for her son. She told me that he was over the moon and bouncing off the walls when he opened the print at Christmas. I am so happy that something that I made can makes someone else so happy.
Thanks Stephanie for sending me this photo!
Hey all, long time no post. I have lots to show you it is probably too much for this one post so I am going to do it over a few.
I had a show in March at SNAP Gallery. I have mentioned before but I lost the post during a hick up with word press. Ah the wonders of the digital age when things just go poof!!! Anyways it was a fun to have the show and it was awesome to see everyone out for the opening night. Here are some pictures of the show as it was up.
Some pictures of my booth set up at Artwalk in July on whyte ave. And some pictures of my Wooden Animal Spirits on display at The Paint Spot.
I also found this cool little video from the nice folks at The Edmontonian. It is rather old but really neat to see!!!
I was asked by Ally at Connected magazine to create some spot illustrations. This was a great assignment where I worked a bit more on creating some characters that really felt they were of the same space/world/style as the background. I was pretty happy with the result. I hope you like.