Monday, December 8, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to my Open House

Photos here soon.
In meantime ... you can check my instagram.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New cozy winter illustration

Holiday cards at TYPE books and SWIPE books + design

In Toronto my holiday cards are now available at two of my favourite bookstores: TYPE books on Queen West and SWIPE books and design at 401 Richmond.
They're also available in my on line shop. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Sketch: Happy fella in Canada Goose coat

This is tonight...

My friend Marjorie Campbell is having her first opening at Alison Milne Gallery tonight.
I met Marjorie many years ago as we were both members of the Cabbagetown craft circle. :-)
She makes beautiful felt sculptures and is a very sweet person. Added bonus! Cocktails from the Martini Club.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mark your Calendars...

It's that time of the year again:
My Annual Holiday Open House and Sale. 

There'll be lots of Artist's Proofs at greatly reduced prices (ooh ahh)
plus prints, greetings cards, cider and nibblies
and ofcourse a chance for a peek inside my loft!

Please RSVP to 

Maria Bamford

My world improved today. I discovered Maria Bamford.
#smart # funny #brave #comedy #humour #mentalillness #bipolar

Monday, November 3, 2014

Inspiration: Isabella Blow + Fashion Blows show

Last week I went to the fantastic Fashion Blows show at The Room at The Hudson's Bay.
With her very quirky looks and incredible fashion sense I was immediately inspired to do some sketches of her.

 Isabella in fantastic hat by Philip Treacy.

My Sketch.

Loved Loved that wild Mouth "head piece" also by Philip Treacy and her helmet in the video.

Another sketch.


 Some photos from a very warm and cozy Thanksgiving.

Many hands and plates for a big Turkey dinner at the cottage.
Is there anything better?
 Bliss - reading on the cottage's screened in porch.

 Beautiful fall foliage in Kazubazua, Quebec.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Surreal Wallpaper pattern

Close up: Ochre + Grey colourway

Full pattern: Ochre + Grey

Pink + Grey colourway

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nora Young Panel with Tech Start ups tonight

 MaRS Discovery District | 101 College Street, Toronto
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Doors open at 6 p.m. | Panel begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail reception to follow
Last minute tickets available for $25

You can buy tickets here.

See you there. :-)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Kitchen reno - Before and After!

My kitchen has been finished for a few months now. Finally found some time to post some photos.
The design and all work was done by my friends Calder + Kevin of Creative Integrity.
Can't say enough about these guys - their ideas, skills and attention to details is stellar.
Just thrilled with their work.


1. Sad + ugly cupboards + counter
2. No counter space
3. Wasted space above
4. Ugly appliances
5. No lighting
6. No back splash


1. Switched out cupboard doors for glossy white IKEA ones and counter for IKEA butcher block
2. Installed microwave above oven to double the counter space
3. Built storage above
4. Switched out appliances for new stainless steel ones
5. Installed potlights and 2 pendant lights
6. Installed white subway tile backsplash

Another angle

Calder suggested I continue the subway tile on the right side wall - and so glad he did.
Love how it looks!
The lights were a gift from my friends Sasha + Al and were salvaged from the Brooklyn Shipyards! I think the rust on them matches well with the old timey feel of the subway tile and warms up the glossy white.

This next Before and After shows a good view of the storage above



Here are some process shots

The storage half built

 The talented Calder +Kevin  of Creative Integrity hard at work
Calder doing a very precise job of the subway tile

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My Brooks Brothers in London

The sweet customer from London who purchased my Brooks brothers suit print last week sent me this photo from the framing shop.
I love the weights they use to hold the paper down. Tres elegant. Thanks Simon. xox

Inuit Art Quarterly Launch

Last week I attended the relaunch of Inuit Art Quarterly: 
a fabulous magazine which is published by The Inuit Art Foundation.
I love Inuit art so for me the entire magazine is delicious!
I especially enjoyed Patricia Feheley's article on the genesis of the Modern Inuit Art market.
Above is the Editor Nancy Campbell along with some of the members of the Advisory board.
Click here for more info on the magazine.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My brother Shawn's watch

In my thoughts always and dearly missed every day.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Please come pick up your framed Eloise print!

To whoever purchased my framed Eloise print at the Cabbagetown Festival....
please email me so we can arrange a pick up or delivery. Thank you!

Monday, September 22, 2014

KIP Illos on Site

Here are some photos of my Illustrations for The Kip Condo development enlarged on the hoarding surrounding the sales centre. Design by 52 Pick up.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lots of new prints just added to my shop

Today I added lots of new work to my online shop including the prints below.

Black Bouquet - Small
Printed on Somerset archival paper
with gorgeous deckle edge
6.75" X 6.75"
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
White bouquet - Small
Printed on Somerset archival paper
with gorgeous deckle edge
6.75" X 6.75"
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered

Framed Dress Judy print

Framed in a black shadow box frame
with "floating' 26" X 40" Dress Judy print
2nd Edition of 18

Please note: *Not available for shipping*
Must pick up in Toronto

City Bike - pink
Printed on Somerset 100% Rag paper
Varied edition of 50
(25 pink and 25 lime green exist in the edition)

City Bike - Lime green
Printed on Somerset 100% Rag paper
Varied edition of 50
(25 pink and 25 lime green exist in the edition)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Photos from Cabbagetown Art and Crafts show

Here are some photos from my exhibit at the Cabbagetown Art and Crafts show September 5-7.
Thanks to everyone who came out to visit!

 My booth.
My absolutely fantastic intern Khanh. 
Could not have done the show without him!
 Michelle and Glenn
 Glamourous Ghislaine

Sweet Kim who brought me bright pink flowers for my booth.

 Fellow Illustrator Thom Sevalrud

 Rahat with converse running shoes buying city bike print with converse running shoes.
 Dan Meisner and Jenna.
 Clare Cavanagh.
 New Black bouquet print
40.00 Unframed
 Linda and hubby.
Roger and Theresa from Amelia st.

 Fellow exhibitor Timothy who was such a sweetie pie.

 Framed greek jug print. 
New Small White Bouquet 

And some Behind the scenes pics...

 Myles tying the boards of my booth onto his car. 
Could not have done the show without this fella either.
#grateful #lucky

What the exhibit looked like when it was being transported across town
(A lot of work!)