i2i Art Inc. has had the privilege of working with Creative Director Thomas Howlett of The Farm for many years on an annual creative assignment. The project? Traditionally, a limited edition signed framed print presented to recipients of the TD Canada Trust Employee Award. This year illustrator Gary Alphonso was honoured to be commissioned for the job.
Gary was thrilled to be asked to illustrate a city he knows well, his home town of Toronto. The city has seen immense growth in recent years and shows no signs of slowing down. Long known as "a city within a park" Gary successfully shows a busy metropolis while balancing it against the calm and quiet view captured from the Toronto islands. Known for a penchant for attention to detail Gary gave a particularly high amount of focus to color and tone giving the image the depth that you see here.