Sequoia Architectural Vignette Rendering

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 in Advertising, Portfolio

Architectural Renderings for Vancouver Developer Fairborne Properties.

GrandCamp Adventure Stencils

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 in Games, Icons, Portfolio

Some samples from a children’s stencil project for Grandcamp Adventures. I always thought some could be adapted to make good mobiles too.

Bella Vita – Architectural Rendering

Posted on Mar 30, 2011 in Conceptual Renderings, Portfolio

Client: Gramercy Development
Project: Bella Vita; architectural rendering of single family elevation with landscaping, digital/watercolo

My Heart goes out to the People of Japan

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 in Blog

It is with deep sadness that I’ve been watching the news coming out of Japan. The effects of the earthquake and tsunami are beyond words. Japan has always been a source of inspiration and escape for my wife and I — it’s people, gardens and traditional architecture especially.

I found The Big Book — Hallelujah!

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 in Blog, Publishing

Way back in ’09 I was asked to contribute some pieces to a mammoth compendium of contemporary illustration by Martin Dawber

Pencil Portraits of Canadian Industry Leaders

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 in Portfolio

Portraits of some of Canada’s leaders of industry for a corporate client, including one former Governor General.

Rosemary Architectural Rendering – Mosaic Single Family Homes

Posted on Jan 29, 2011 in Conceptual Renderings, Portfolio

Client: Mosaic Single Family Homes / Solo Homes
Project: Rosemary; oil painting of elevation with landscaping

Back in the Studio and Hard at Work!

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 in Blog

Hi All, we’re back from Christmas holidays and our trip to the Azores. I’m refreshed and hard at work again. I’ve returned a complete advocate for these beautiful volcanic islands in the Atlantic. We only visited one, Sao Miguel, but we  managed to hike or drive the entire coast and criss-cross the centre of the […]

Happy New Year 2011!

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 in Blog

Victoria Single Family Homes Street Elevation

Posted on Dec 3, 2010 in Conceptual Renderings, Portfolio

Client: Mosaic Single Family Homes
Project: Victoria


Posted on Nov 23, 2010 in Advertising, Portfolio

Happy Halloween!

Posted on Nov 1, 2010 in Blog

Cat bus from Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro by wife & a plum blossom by myself.

Illolab Featured in Creative Quarterly – Fall 2010

Posted on Oct 4, 2010 in Blog, Exhibit, Publishing

Some of my illo work has just been included in the current issue of Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design. Issue N0. 20 is on news stands now. My work for the Teti’Aroa project in French Polynesia can be found on page 54. There’s heaps of other great art, design, illustration and photography […]

And Now for Something Completely Different…

Posted on Oct 1, 2010 in Blog, Icons

samples from a children’s stencil project earlier this Summer for my client Grandcamp Adventures.

Paradise Found – Illustrations in Context

Posted on Sep 26, 2010 in Blog

A large amount of my work tends to be for print or exhibit use. Invariably portfolio samples of my work I display online are divorced from the context of their final surroundings.

Monkey Mobile!

Posted on Aug 8, 2010 in Blog, Icons

Summer is here, but nearly gone. No chance for a holiday yet. We’ve had rain today, the first in weeks… it comes as a bit of relief. This is an early outtake from a recent stencil illustration project. I’m still rather fond of this monkey icon and thought it would make a fun wallpaper for […]

The Royal Mail Delivers!

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 in Blog, Publishing

Last week I had a pleasant surprise in the mail. Rather than bills and take-out menus a couple of print samples from Oxford University Press arrived. I contributed some illustrations too a couple of books published earlier this year from their Tree Tops series. It’s nice to see the illustrations in context. Here are the samples […]

Watercolour on Paper

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

This is a water colour rendering for a client from earlier this Spring. I don’t find myself doing too much work in “real” mediums like water colour or oils anymore. Timelines and budgets have dictated other solutions.