Thursday, August 27, 2009
When I was growing up I lived on a farm. In true rural teenage fashion, I got involved in 4-H and the halter breaking of young cattle (steers and heifers). This painting symbolizes how attached and comfortable I felt with the animals I was training. I may have done this on the rare occasion that I took my steers outside of their pen (where sitting on the grass may have been less frightening as there were less droppings present).
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I painted the "Damask Lady" for my sister-in-law and her new husband for their wedding which took place on Saturday. She adores damask patterns, which I've adapted to fit my own style of painting and drawing! (Click to see more detail)
Here is a photo of the beautiful bride (I caught her in a quiet moment of reflection in the receiving line):
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Shown here are a couple of illustrations for a book I completed early this year for the Royal Alberta Museum. They commissioned me to create these illustrations for a package that local schools can rent, called an "Edukit"and included a giant floor puzzle map and book about Peru.