My most recent illustration was this piece for The New Republic! It’s for a book review of Patricia Lockwood’s new “very online” novel called No One is Talking About This. My friend had just told me about this book before I got the assignment so it was awesome to know a little bit about it and then be able to borrow the book from her. Love the way it looks on the page 🙂 Thank you Lindsay for the job!!
I finally got some copies of this book in the mail that I was able to make illustrations for! Here are some of my favourite pages. I spent so long editing these images and staring at them on a screen it is so heartwarming to see them in print and be able to flip through the pages.
Thank you so much Ashley and Carrie and Lorimer Publishing for this job! Here is a direct link to the book on Lorimer’s website: http://www.lorimer.ca/childrens/Book/3190/Body-Image.html
The rest of the illustrations I got to make for The Local, each about a different person’s experience with the pandemic. I especially like the one about reading long books and watching long movies, specifically the film mentioned in the article “Berlin Alexanderplatz”, which I agreed to accompany my boyfriend in watching. This was ultimately a mistake but a great way to kill a day nonetheless.
Thank you to Tai for the cool art direction and idea to keep all the illustrations floating within the solid colour background. Makes for a great series!
A cover illustration I made for a series of articles on The Local (https://thelocal.to/issue-9/). Highly relatable to me! A person in Toronto! In a pandemic! For one year! I loved working on this series.
Thank you Tai for the assignment!!
I got a 5-month-old kitten in October last year and he’s received some lovely fan art from my friends since then :’) after about three months of staring at him I finally felt like I might have understood his silly fur patterns enough to paint him myself (bottom right).
More concrete barrier murals for StART Toronto to be installed on the Scarlett Road cycle track. I want to lay in a pile of flowers and ferns so literally laying on the ground to paint this was actually a very happy time!! Thanks for allowing me to take part ❤
Small paintings mashup with a very late-summer mood
I don’t really know what this is about I drew the image a long time ago but doesn’t the backpack look happy?
(I think it’s about focussing on negativity, maybe consider not doing that)
Got to paint these shroomy murals on four long and squat concrete barriers that will be placed (with many other beautifully painted ones) on the Shoreham Cycle Track in Toronto. Because of covid these barriers were transported from the cycle track location to a transit yard parking lot where the artists signed up for shifts to paint so we could limit our exposure to each other. This took place at the end of June and It was incredibly hot but I hadn’t been leaving my apartment much for anything other than groceries and it was so nice to go somewhere and do something. Can’t say thanks enough to the coordinators at StreetARToronto for including me this year!
The mushrooms are based off of pictures I took on a hike with my partner last year in Algonquin. I really miss being on a forest floor!
Got to do this really lovely commissioned piece for Father’s Day this year! Started out with an obviously great photo that was easy to work from, thanks Candace!