December 1, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As you may know I have been hosting an Open Studio and holiday sale all weekend, and it’s been great meeting everyone who has come by. I know you can’t all come by in person so I wanted to let you know that today and tomorrow (“cyber Monday” coincidentally) I’ll be offering a selection of framed prints for up to 50% off to my online community. Please visit the facebook event or my Instagram to see what is available, and claim a piece!
November 22, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Last week as part of the Royal BC Museum Artist Residency we got to go behind the scenes and explore the Botany Collection. They house over 215,000 specimens, made up primarily of native and introduced plant species found in British Columbia. Most are gathered, pressed, and affixed to cardstock that is marked with collection data for future reference. These pages are stacked in folders, bagged, and stored in lockers. The earliest specimen in Botany was lichen, collected in 1889.
Here’s a sketch I did of some pressed native succulents that collection manager Erica Wheeler was nice enough to pull out for me. Got to use their “official” stamp too – almost looks like the real deal. … click the link below to see and read more!
November 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
October 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
So as some of you may know over the past year I have become a bit of a succulent junkie. I think it started when I was in San Francisco last November putting up an art show. I did a lot of walking around the residential streets of the Mission and noticed all the beautiful succulents, jades and cacti growing everywhere for the first time. I fell in love with… everything. The symmetry, the colours, the variation. The contrast of plump juicy leaves with the warm dry temperatures.
I wanted to try designing my own combinations and arrangements. I made an Instagram profile just for succulents so as not to look like a total crazy lady on my regular feed. I’ll be releasing my first “Succulent Print Collection” next week, and thought I’d share some photos of my drawings in the meantime ☺
October 25, 2013 § 1 Comment
I’m very excited to be one of three artists participating in the first artist in residency program put on at the Royal BC Museum! Did you know that 90% of the museum’s collection is not currently on display? Part of my job over the coming year will be to explore the hidden collections, record my findings with sketches and illustrations, and share my discoveries with the public.
Click the link below to see photos and an animation from the first hidden collection visit!
October 24, 2013 § 2 Comments
Two of my original drumskin paintings are available for sale for the first time at Mammoth & Company. I Thought They Knew Where They Were Going A & B are painted with ink on 28″ marching band drumskins. These photos were shot in my studio by Troy Moth. Click the images to visit the Mammoth site! Questions? Drop me a line anytime! Prints of these images are also available. See more drumskins here!
October 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
This piece was for a touching Boston Globe Op-Ed piece called “Zeus and Adam” about a woman who trains her Bernese Mountain Dog to do pet therapy. They end up making regular visits to children with extreme mental/physical, challenges. A little boy with severe autism makes a connection with Zeus that leads to a communication breakthrough.