Illustrations for the 2017 edition of the SRC on the theme of "Canada Salut!". A free program that engages with children through interactive, hands-on literacy activities, the SRC is offered through 2000 public libraries across Canada.
I created many tiny illustrations for print including stickers, coloring pages, posters and notebooks, and more for the program's interactive website.
Photo by David + Katie
La Légende de Carcajou
Illustrations for a tale inspired by a Dene legend from northern Manitoba. By Renée Robitaille.
Published by Planète Rebelle, 2017
Le Nom de l'Arbre
Illustrations for a story inspired by a traditional African tale and written by Stéphanie Bénéteau. Published by Planète Rebelle in 2015.
The Shoe Boy is Duncan McCue's account of a season spent hunting on a Northern Quebec trapline as a teenager. McCue is a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and his memoir is a rendering of a landscape and culture few people know.
In Opium Eater,Carlyn Zwarenstein writes about her experience with pain, drugs and creativity in a funny, compassionate, high energy voice.
The Shoe Boy cover painting is inspired by this photo of geese taken by one of Duncan McCue's Cree friends in the bush. Courtesy of Duncan.
Created for the Vancouver Postcard Show, an exhibit featuring postcard-size affordable artwork. This little painting won an Honourable Mention in RoomMagazine's 2016Annual Cover Art Contest.
Watercolor, color pencil & graphite. 2014.
Taproot is a quarterly magazine celebrating food, farm, family and craft through writing, photography and the arts.
"Let in the World" for the September 2014 issue illustrating the article The Gift of Failure by Marco Wilkinson.
"Lotus Feet" was published in the March 2014 edition of the magazine.
For the first forty days a child is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys, winding paths, a hundred small lessons and then the past is erased.
Michael Ondaatje, "Handwriting"
Image credit Taproot Magazine
News from Wonderland
Private commission illustrating a poem by Icelandic poet Sjon.
Color pencil & graphite, 2013
a medical wonder: a blood-tree that walks
it thrills from the heart’s roots all the way to the fingertips
though there’s no flesh and no bone marrow
a fact of love-science: a blood-tree that walks
and its leaves
This illustration features on the promotional materials for the 2017 Growing Room Literary Festival, an event celebrating diverse Canadian writers & artists.
The Sacred Bee
Illustrations for a documentary film uniting the world's major religions through the paradigm of the bee. 2012.
Watercolor, colored pencil & graphite on paper.
The monkey & the honeycomb
Who are you?
Illustration proposal for children's poem. 2011. Mixed media.
Available. Please email for inquiries.
You are the roar of the lion and the song of the bird
Band poster and CD design for Montreal troubadours Alaric's House. 2011
A micro fable by Maricarmen Mendoza about the encounter between a snail and its shadow drawn by the sun. 2008.
These pieces were commissioned by the United Nations Postal Administration and issued as a stamp series by the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Vienna and NYC. I enjoyed designing visuals for use in such a tiny format because I've always been drawn to the miniature. This was a dream commission, as the UN folks gave me complete creative freedom!
2007. Watercolor and gold leaf.
Drop me an email if you would like a set of these gold-embossed babies.