Lots of news – print sale, airport art & illustration awards

I’m going to cram a bunch of news into one blog post.


First, because it’s time sensitive:

Print Sale

Inprnt.com is having a sale, so that means 20% off my prints until Monday, March 31st ’13.  They’re available in 2 sizes, and this is a framed example of the smaller size. (Prints are sold unframed). Please note this is a signed example – as the Inprnt prints don’t pass through my hands, prints bought through them are unsigned.



Art at YVR

I have some paintings on display at YVR. If you’re travelling to Mexico, or Japan in the next short while, you might come across them. Very kind travelling friends sent me some photos recently. These ones are near gate D52 on the international side where Air Canada departs to Mexico, and are illustrations from Looking for Loons and A Pod of Orcas:



And these illustrations from Dream Boats were recently located near gate 71:



Illustration Awards


[Spectrum 21 cover art The Visitor, by Rebecca Guay]

Work from Dream Boats made it into the May/June 2014 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards issue.

Also, five illustrations from Dream Boats, will be included in Spectrum 21, and one of them nominated for an award in the Book category, which is all very exciting. But I’m just really, really thrilled to be listed in there with so many exceedingly talented illustrators. Also, really intimidated. Ok, mostly intimidated. But the most wonderful thing about it all, award nomination or no, is that Yuko Shimizu, an illustrator who I hold in extremely high regard and who’s work is technically, aesthetically and conceptually stunning, said something really nice about one of my pieces. When I saw this, I almost died.



unwrapping prints from INPRNT

I ordered a few of my prints from INPRNT.com to see what the quality is like. The print and paper quality is great, I’m really happy with it, and the colour is exactly as I was hoping for. It actually exactly matches earlier prints I had done through Opus.
The only thing that I’m not keen on is the shipping price from the U.S to Canada. It’s reasonable within the States, but to Canada I think it’s way too much ($35!). For that reason, I’d love to find out if there was a good print on demand company in Canada as an alternative. If anyone knows of any please drop me an email or leave a comment.

For now, I’ve chosen to offer the prints at sizes that are as close to the original size. As a result of the size, they come in a mailing tube:


Inside the tube, the prints are wrapped in glassine paper:



Because the paper is thick, they required a bit of flattening:



prints for sale

Following some queries as to if I’d sell prints of some of my illustrations, I’m giving INPRNT.com a try. The following illustrations are now available as gallery-quality giclée prints on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks.


Time Escapes, from Catching Time | 22×10 inches


Lilies & Koi, from Dream Boats |  22×9 inches


Starfishing, from Dream Boats |  22×9 inches