This year I was invited to sell my work at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. I was thrilled as I have been wanting to go to the event for years, but have been out of town camping during the weekend that it is on. I have several fond memories of going when I was a kid, and it is amazing on how much it has grown. In addition to being accepted to vend, I was sent several images of the events grounds to use as reference material for creating a new piece for the event. I decided to make the print a limited edition run of 75 and they were a great success! I do have a few available, if you are interested, visit my shop.
After doing those Illustrations for the wedding invitations for Erika and Tim, I was forwarded to the Marketing department at SONiC 102.9, which requested me to design up a poster for their Sonicboom event. It’s a kind of commemorative gig poster for the new 2 day event, The poster was sold during the event to raise funds for the Youth Empowerment, Support and services (YESS) here in Edmonton. They printed 500 of the posters and I had the pleasure of sitting down in the station to sign & number all 500 of the posters, can you say hand cramp?! It was great fun, thanks to the folks at SOCiC 102.9!
After a couple of years of hounding Art Director Pete, he moved into a new position that allowed him to hire me. I was able to do the cover as well as 5 illustrations for the interior.
I have just wrapped up some long days preparing tons of new illustrations of Edmonton. The rush comes from the Launch of new webpage by CBC about all the great buildings downtown. They asked me if I could illustrate some banners for the webpage as a way of colorfully displaying Edmonton’s downtown. In order to add the detail that I thought was required for such a scene and the tight deadline, I decided to illustrate these all digitally. It also allows me to compose them into finished pieces that I can offer as prints, which will be available shortly and at Edmonton’s Artwalk,where I will be again set up infront of Vivid Print. Below you can look at the banners and you can review all the new illustrations at my flickr site,
Several years ago friends of mine commissioned me to paint both their children’s bedrooms. It was super fun and one of the ideas that we started with was a solar system theme for the boys room. We eventually moved on from that idea, but I was left with these sketches that I thought were fun and my mind has wondered back to it a couple of times, and of course it has evolved a few times since then. Here are 3 further explorations on the idea of animals exploring space, I figured they would need to take time for exercise 🙂
A new music festival is starting up this summer in Edmonton, it is called The Bermuda Festival. I was contacted by one of the organizers and was asked to provide a painting on canvas for the festival. These paintings that local artists are creating are going to be used for the promotional posters for the different music venues that they have. Then they are going to auction off the paintings for the artists. The theme was sharks, and this was what I came up with.
I created these fun retro hockey themed prints for a great Lady for her husbands Man Cave. I think it was a mix of her taste and his room. The original idea came from the different prints that you briefly see in the Budweiser Redlight commercial. We designed them so that they can have the team strips customized to the colours of your favorite team. You can order them on Etsy here.
Not too long ago I was asked by the Crisis Center here in Edmonton to donate something for their fundraiser. Rather than donate an Edmonton print, I thought it would be nicer if I could offer something a bit more personal, which would add more value to whom ever would be bidding on the item. So I offered a Digital commission. The lucky winner, wanted to do an illustration of the neighborhood that her future husband and her lived in as a wedding gift to him. This is what we came up with.
I was contacted to do a non-traditional family portrait for a Mothers Day present. She wanted a very special place in Calgary AB that they walk their family dog to be represented, along with the family. She was not all that interested in having the family upfront and center, rather deciding to have them within the environment doing what they love to do.