I am so proud to be a professional member of the creative community, having the opportunity to work on a number of large scale murals and public art. This summer I had the absolute privilege of working as a primary mural assistant on two separate murals. It was a week of extremes - working with unbelievable talent on exciting murals. My adventures during UpHere 2016:
Assisted world renowned muralists Ella+Pitr from France - who have created highly visible and huge (in scale and message) murals around the world. They were the most approachable and kind artists I have ever worked with, and I am so grateful to have been able to experience their process and huge talent.
We met them at the airport, and I pretty much immediately realized that my french left much to be desired. But they spoke english very well, as I stumbled through my french, and I was able to spend time with them, both on the mural and outside of the project. They are lovely people,...
Very happy to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts in the Emerging Artist category. Sudbury has a wealth of talent and creative individuals, and it is an honour to be recognized for my contribution to the arts. I am very thankful to the Sudbury Arts Council, and I look forward to the gala event on May 18, 2016.
If you were an animal, which animal would you be, and why?
Elissa Amyotte, winner of the Winter 2015 subject contest, submitted an idea for a custom illustration of a mink. "I'd be a mink", says Elissa, "[they are] petite, quiet, sneeky, elusive, and a little bit devilish".
Stay tuned for the next contest for your chance to win a custom illustration!