I did this series of illustrations for Swerve Magazine a couple of weeks ago. Its for Swerve’s Fall Arts Guide, and their theme this year was “choose your own adventure”. I was asked to emulate the style of illustration used in the classic CYOA book covers, featuring several events that are coming up this fall.
This assignment was pretty challenging, as they needed all 8 illustrations in 5 days. As a result, the level of finish is a little less than my usual personal work. However, I’m very happy with the illustrations, and it was a fun project overall.
Better Get Hit In Your Soul: dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus
Rush-Hour Concerts at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Doors Open Calgary
Joseph Boyden is 2013’s Banff Distinguished Author.
YYC Comedy Festival
“Crime Does Not Pay” at Downstage Theatre (see my poster for it here)
Calgary International Film Festival
Here are some theatre posters I’ve been working on for Downstage Theatre. These are just colour roughs, so they’ll go through a few compositional changes before they’re done. My darling Danielle Bazinet did their posters last season, you should take a look. I can’t say what plays these are for, I’ll just let the illustrations do the talking for now.
This commission goes way back to July (Here’s the in-progress post). There was a big delay where the piece couldn’t move forward, but its finally done! So this illustration accompanies Richard Siken’s “Snow and Dirty Rain”, a beautiful poem about the lifecycle of a relationship. It was a very challenging piece to compose, but I’m very happy with it.
Earlier this month, Nathan Swayze and I completed the installation of my “vegetable anatomy” installation at MARKET calgary, an awesome new restaurant on 17th Ave. It was lots of work, but we received a lot of support from McKinley Burkart, Vanessa Salopek (the owner), Yvan Toulouse (the manager), and the whole kitchen staff. The chefs working there were great company and even let us sample some amazing dishes!
photo credit: @chefbohati
Me and Nathan Swayze, who helped design and install the mural. I couldn’t have done it without his talent, hard work and construction experience. Check out his work here.
The full ceiling mural design, complete with bulkhead wrap.
Wall mural design.
Here’s the part where I gush about how awesome the food is. So apparently the executive chef Geoff Rogers is on this season of Top Chef Canada. From the few dishes I tasted, its no wonder he’s on the show, each dish is beautifully crafted by him and the other wonderful chefs. Not only is the food amazing, but they make pretty much everything IN the restaurant. They make their own cheese, soy sauce, sausage, bread, pop, butcher their own meat, grow their own herbs, etc. etc. And what’s more, its affordable gourmet food! So go check it out and support these guys, they work extremely hard for their craft.
The past few days Nathan Swayze has been helping me install some murals at MARKET, a new restaurant opening on 17th Ave. Working with the interior design firm McKinley Burkart, I designed a couple of murals for this place, all based on the concept of “vegetable anatomy”.
Painting on the ceiling presents its own challenges, such as trying to keep control of your hand when you’ve been holding it up for 12 hours. Or avoiding rolling off the scaffold when you’re lying on it.
It’s been challenging, but we’ve gotten some great feedback.
One perk of being there late into the night is that we got a chance to meet the Executive Chef Geoff Rogers and the Chef de Cuisine Dave Bohati. They’re two award winning chefs who are really excited about getting to cook affordable, local, gourmet food. The more I hear about MARKET, the more intrigued I become. Check it out on their Facebook, they explain it much better than I do.
Recently I was approached by the interior design firm McKinley Burkart to do a mural for a new restaurant called MARKET. From what I’ve seen the food is going to be amazing, and it’s all locally sourced.
So for the past few weeks I’ve been researching and drawing “vegetable anatomy”. Here’s a little taste:
I’ll write a little more when Nathan and I start painting.
This illustration is for a poster for the CSIF’s Canadian Indigenous Shorts event. They’re showing some great independent films, check it out on October 19th at the CSIF.
Some quick sketches for an upcoming project!
This (very large) illustration was done for the Inglewood Bird Santuary. They wanted illustrations to decorate the sides of large planters, to be filled with plants from different zones around Alberta. I was tasked with illustrating the foothills montane region, a region full of life. The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary has a lot of classes that visit, so I wanted to create something eye catching and fun for the kids, something that promotes a love of nature and a healthy lifestyle.
So it’s almost the end of the year and you know what that means! I have to actually get work now. Which means I need a good business card (my old one was not so good). My boyfriend Nathan suggested I create a logo for it, and here it is. I think it suits me.